You can divide faces and create extrusions, indents and holes inside faces.
Note – Lines being drawn on faces are red. Lines drawn on faces are blue. Lines being manipulated on faces appear as orange.
- Press the Menu button and select the Sketcher tool
Note – If your 3d sketch already exists, point at it and press the ThumbPad and select Edit Shape to reveal manipulatable edges.
- Tap the Grip button to toggle Snap on or off, as preferred.
Note – FirstStage defaults to Grid Snap On.
Divide a face and create a ridge
- Point at the edge of a 3d sketch and click the Trigger to start drawing a line from one edge across a face to an opposite edge.
Click the Trigger to complete the line.
Tip – Toggle Snap On to easily connect with an edge.
- Proximity grab the new subdividing line and manipulate to create a ridge.
Cut a shape in a face and create an indent or extrusion
Note – The shape created must not touch the edge of a face at any point.
- Point away from an edge of a 3d sketch and click the Trigger to start drawing a shape within a face.
Point and click the Trigger to create vertices as required, then close the shape to complete it.
Tip – Toggle Snap Off to avoid snapping to an edge, as you cannot extrude a shape that touches an edge.
- Grab the new shape and press and hold the Trigger and up on the Thumbpad and push in to indent and pull out to extrude.
You can create a hole in the shape, if you push all the way through to the other side of the shape is hole also fits within one face on the other side.
- Press and hold the Grip button at the same time to move the face laterally as well.