Modeling a simple part with the Draft workbench (Must know)

Many 3D designs begin as two dimensional drawings that are extruded or rotated into the third dimension. For example, a two dimensional square can be extruded into a three dimensional cube. The Draft workbench provides tools for working with 2D geometry.

In this recipe, we'll draw and edit a 2D profile of a part. In a later recipe, we'll rotate this profile to create a 3D model of a timing pulley.

Getting ready

Start a new project and switch to the Draft workbench. Make sure your view is set to top.

Change your draft preferences to make it easier to snap to the grid. Set the Grid spacing value to 1.000 and the Main lines every value to 10. Set the Snap range to about 4px.

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