Resize parts in your model, which is useful when working with an imported model that is associated with a different default unit system.

  1. On the Geometry ribbon, select the Scale tool.

    Note: The tool may be hidden in the dropdown menu. To access the dropdown menu, you can do one of the following:
    • Select at the lower right corner of the currently displayed tool.
    • Click and hold the currently displayed tool.
  2. Select the part to scale.
  3. Enter a scaling factor in the microdialog.
    For example, a factor of 1.5 will produce a part 150% the size of the original.
  4. Click Apply .

Apply a Variable to Parameterize your model

Apply a variable to parameterize your model. Variables can be created on the fly from a tools where f(x) is present .

You can apply existing variables and add new ones via the microdialog in various tools.

  1. In the tool’s microdialog, click the f(x) icon.
    Figure 1. Example of a microdialog with a variable field

  2. In the dropdown menu, select Add Variable to create a new variable based on the dimension in the text field, or select the name of an existing variable.
  3. Click Apply to apply the variable to the construction feature.
  4. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.
  • You can also create a variable by entering a new name and expression in the microdialog’s text field, for example: Variable1=50
  • In addition, you can also create a new variable based on an existing variable, for example, Variable2=Variable1*0.5.

Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse Controls

To Do this
Add to or remove from the selection Ctrl
Select a point on a face as the scaling center Shift
Exit tool Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.