Defining a Named Point to Use in Geometry Creation

Create a named point to create parametric geometry.

  1. On the Construct tab, in the Define group, click the  Add point icon.

    Figure 1. The Create named point dialog.
  2. In the Name field, enter a name for the named point.
  3. Under Point, enter the X coordinate, Y coordinate and Z coordinate using one of the following workflows:
    • Enter the values manually.
    • Use point-entry to add the coordinates from the 3D view.
  4. [Optional] To view the result of the expression or test the validity of the expression (without closing the dialog), click Evaluate.
    The calculated result is displayed in the Value field.
    Note: The result is maintained until the next time the expression is evaluated (the result is not updated automatically when the expression is changed).
  5. Select one of the following workflows to close the dialog.
    • To create the named point and close the dialog, click Create.
    • To create the named point, but keep the dialog open to create another named point, click Add.