To draw , the first sketch the profile shape. Then use the command Smart Dimension and available constraints to define the profile accurately.
I called it smart dimension because with just one command you can define many things. It switch it's purpose depending on which element you have selected.
With just one segment selected , and depending on mouse position, you can define the :
- Horizontal line length
- Vertical line length
- Effective Line Length
If there are 2 segment selected , and they are parallel each other, you can define the distance between them.
To set parallel constrain from 2 segment, select both ( keep [CTRL] and select them with mouse ) and press [Parallel] from constraint list.
Then with [Dimension] activated , select both element and define the distance between them.
If there are 2 segment selected , but they are not parallel, you can define the angle between them.
If your selection consist in a circle or arc , you can define the radius.
To edit , just double click on dimension and insert desired value. After that the geometry will update accordingly.
If you want a reference dimension, not a constraint dimension, check the [Reference Dim] check box in the input dim value dialog.