Profile Editor Tutorial
The tutorial provides a hands-on guide to running a profile editor which
is based on a two-dimensional constraint solver.
First, the methods available to
access the profile editor are discussed. Then the
various input mechanisms are described, including
input of geometric entities, both
We explain the viewing operations available
in the display window, and we then detail the
editing capabilities. Next we present the
menu operations. We then discuss some of the
intricacies of constraint assignment.
Subsequently, we demonstrate the solution
selection and modification
techniques available. Finally, we conclude with a more complex
We assume throughout the tutorial that the reader is running
the profile editor, either locally or remotely. Instructions to
create or modify drawings should be executed in the active profile editor,
not in the still pictures provided for comparison of results.
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