mSt sketchTools

mSt sketchTools

Win64, English

steinbach
mSt sketchTools for Autodesk® Fusion 360™ contains helpful features for editing existing parametric designs and assemblies.

General Usage Instructions

Once installed, the mSt sketchTools panel is positioned at the far right toolbar area and contains three commands:

  1. Break sketch-links
  2. Source of sketch-plane
  3. Source of sketch geometry
  4. Measure sketch-curves 

"Pin to toolbar" settings will be saved and restored. 

If necessary, adjust the Fusion 360 dialog to the appropriate size by dragging the lower-right corner. 

1) Break sketch-links

  • To execute the command an active/open (->Edit Sketch) and the parametric sketch is needed. 

2) Source of sketch-plane 

  • To execute the command an active/open (->Edit Sketch) and the parametric sketch is needed.
  • For enhanced clarity, the name of the top-level component will always be displayed as "root".
  • After completion of the command (by pressing OK) the highlighted source-plane will still be selected - so the user can apply standard Fusion 360 commands for selected objects (for example right-mouse-click and then choose "Find in Browser").  

3) Source of sketch geometry

  • To execute the command an active/open (->Edit Sketch) and the parametric sketch is needed.
  • Select the projected element.
  • For enhanced clarity, the name of the top-level component will always be displayed as "root". 

4) Measure sketch-curves

  • No restrictions apply where to start the command. 
  • Pre-selected elements will be ignored. The command requires the selection of any sketch-curve - the connected curves are then determined automatically. The result is shown in the dialog and the user can select another curve by clicking it without pressing OK.

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

 

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button.

OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

The source code of mSt sketchTools is written in C++.

Known Issues

Measure sketch-curves

  • selection of a "control point spline" shows the spline length and the length of the connecting lines of the control points.

Contact

Company Name: steinbach
Support Contact: support@m-steinbach.de

Author/Company Information

steinbach

Support Information

Email us at support@m-steinbach.de with feedback or requests for enhancements.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.1.0

- Command added: "Source of sketch geometry" - Toolbar customizations ("Pin to toolbar") are saved

1.0.1

Quick-fix for UI preview

1.0.0

Initial release.
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