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How to master the compass without any problems?


Today Compass 3D is one of the most popular programs for creating 2D drawings and 3D models. Most engineers use it to develop building plans and entire construction sites. It is also widely used for engineering calculations and other similar purposes. In most cases, the first 3D modeling program taught by a programmer, engineer, or builder is the Compass 3D. And all because it is very convenient to use.

Well, today we look at the creation of drawings in Compass 3D.

Creating Fragments

In addition to full-fledged drawings, in Compass 3D you can create separate fragments of parts also in 2D format. The fragment differs from the drawing in that it does not have a template for Whatman and in general it is not intended for any engineering tasks. It can be said that a training ground or a training ground so that the user can try to draw something in Compass 3D. Although the fragment can then be transferred to a drawing and used in solving engineering problems.

To create a fragment, when you start the program, you must click on the "Create a new document" button and select the item called "Fragment" in the menu that appears. After that you should click the “OK” button in the same window.

To create fragments, as well as for drawings, there is a special toolbar. It is always on the left. There are the following sections:

  1. Geometry. It is responsible for all geometric objects that will be used later in the creation of the fragment. This is all kinds of lines, roundness, broken and so on.
  2. Dimensions. Designed to measure parts or the entire fragment.
  3. Legend It is intended to be inserted into a fragment of text, table, base or other construction designations. At the bottom of this item is an item called “Building Designations”. This item is designed to work with nodes. With it, you can insert more narrowly targeted symbols, such as the node designation, its number, brand and other features.
  4. Editing. This item allows you to move some part of the fragment, rotate it, make the scale larger or smaller, and so on.
  5. Parameterization. Using this item, you can align all the points along the specified line, make some segments parallel, set the tangency of the two curves, fix the point, and so on.
  6. Measurement (2D). Here you can measure the distance between two points, between curves, nodes and other elements of the fragment, as well as find the coordinates of a point.
  7. Highlight. This item allows you to select some part of the fragment or its entire.
  8. Specification. This item is intended for those who are professionally engaged in engineering. It is designed to establish links with other documents, add a specification object and other similar tasks.
  9. Reports The user can see in the reports all the properties of a fragment or some part of it. It can be length, coordinates and more.
  10. Insert and macronutrients. Here you can insert other fragments, create a local fragment and work with macro elements.

To find out how each of these elements works, you just need to use it. There is absolutely nothing complicated about it, and if you studied geometry in school, you can also deal with the 3D Compass.

And now we will try to create some kind of fragment. To do this, use the "Geometry" item on the toolbar. Clicking on this item at the bottom of the toolbar will display a panel with elements of the “Geometry” item. Choose there, for example, the usual line (segment). To draw it, you need to put the starting point and end point. From the first to the second segment will be held.

As you can see, when drawing a line at the bottom, a new panel appears with the parameters of this line itself. There you can manually specify the length, style and coordinates of the line points. After the line is fixed, you can draw, for example, a circle tangentially to this line. To do this, select the item “Circumference tangent to 1 curve”. To do this, hold down the left mouse button on the “Circumference” item and select the item we need in the drop-down menu.

After that, the cursor will change to a square, which you need to specify the line on which the circle will be drawn. After clicking on it, the user will see two circles on both sides of a straight line. Clicking on one of them, he will fix it.

In the same way, you can apply other objects from the Geometry item of the Compass 3D toolbar. Now use the "Dimensions" item to measure the diameter of a circle. Although this information can be found, and if you just click on it (below will show all the information about it). To do this, select the "Dimensions" and select "Linear size". After that, you need to specify two points, the distance between which will be measured.

Now we will insert the text into our fragment. To do this, select the “Designations” item in the toolbar and select “Enter text”. After that, the mouse cursor needs to indicate where the text will begin by clicking on the right place with the left mouse button. After that, you just enter the desired text.

As you can see, when entering text at the bottom, its properties are also displayed, such as size, line style, font, and more. After the fragment is created, you need to save it. To do this, simply click the save button on the top panel of the program.

Tip: When you create a slice or drawing, immediately include all snaps. This is convenient, because otherwise the mouse cursor will not be attached to some object and the user simply cannot make a fragment with straight straight lines. This is done on the top panel by pressing the "Bindings" button.

Creating parts

To create a part, when you open the program and click on the “Create a new document” button, select the “Detail” item.

There the toolbar items are somewhat different from what is in the creation of a fragment or drawing. Here we can see the following:

  1. Editing details. This section presents all the most basic elements needed to create a part, such as a part-blank, extrusion, cutting, rounding, hole, slope and other.
  2. Spatial curves. Using this section, you can draw a line, a circle or a curve in the same way as it was done in the fragment.
  3. Surface. Here you can specify the surface of extrusion, rotation, pointing to an existing surface or creating it from a set of points, make a patch and other similar operations.
  4. Arrays The user can specify an array of points along the curve, straight, arbitrarily, or in another way. Then this array can be used to specify surfaces in the previous menu item or create reports on them.
  5. Auxiliary geometry. You can draw an axis across two boundaries, create an offset plane relative to an existing one, create a local coordinate system, or create a zone in which certain actions will be performed.
  6. Measurements and diagnostics. With this item you can measure the distance, angle, edge length, area, mass centering and other characteristics.
  7. Filters. The user can filter bodies, circles, planes or other elements by certain parameters.
  8. Specification. The same as in the fragment with some features intended for 3D models.
  9. Reports Also familiar to us point.
  10. Elements of design. This is practically the same item "Dimensions", which we met when creating a fragment. With this item you can find the distance, angular, radial, diametrical and other types of sizes.
  11. Elements of the leaf body. The main element here is the creation of a sheet body by moving the sketch in the direction perpendicular to its plane. Also, there are elements such as shell, fold, fold on the sketch, hook, hole and much more.

The most important thing to understand when creating a part is that here we work in three-dimensional space in three planes. To do this, you need to think spatially and immediately visualize in your mind what the future part will look like. By the way, almost the same toolbar is used when creating the assembly. The assembly consists of several parts. For example, if in detail we can create several houses, then in the assembly we can draw a whole street with the houses created earlier. But first, it is better to learn how to make individual parts.

Let's try to make some simple detail. To do this, you first need to choose a plane in which we draw a starting object, from which we will then repel. Click on the desired plane and in the small window that will appear as a hint after that, click on the “Sketch” item.

After that, we will see a 2D image of the selected plane, and on the left will be familiar toolbar items, such as Geometry, Dimensions, and so on. Draw some rectangle. To do this, select the item "Geometry" and click on the "Rectangle". After that, you need to specify two points on which it will be located - the upper right and lower left.

Now on the top panel you need to click on the "Sketch" to exit this mode. By pressing the mouse wheel, you can rotate our planes and see that now there is a rectangle on one of the planes. The same can be done by clicking "Rotate" on the top toolbar.

To make a rectangle out of this rectangle, you need to use the extrusion operation from the “Edit part” item on the toolbar. Click on the created rectangle and select this operation. If you do not see this item, hold down the left mouse button where it is shown in the figure below and in the dropdown menu select the desired operation. After this operation is selected, its parameters will appear below. The main ones are direction (forward, backward, in two directions) and type (at a distance, to the top, to the surface, through everything, to the nearest surface). After selecting all the parameters, you need to click the Create Object button in the left part of the same panel.

Now we have the first three-dimensional shape available. With respect to it, for example, you can make a rounding so that all its corners are round. To do this, select the “Rounding” item in the “Edit part” item. After that, you just need to click on the faces that will become round, and in the bottom panel (parameters) select the radius, and again press the "Create Object" button.

Then you can use the “Cut Extrusion” operation from the same “Geometry” item to make a hole in our part. After selecting this item, click on the surface that will be extruded, select all the parameters for this operation at the bottom and click on the Create Object button.

Now you can try to put a pillar on top of the resulting figure. To do this, open its top plane as a sketch, and draw a circle in the center.

Let's return to the three-dimensional plane by pressing the “Sketch” button, click on the created circle and select the “Extrusion operation” operation in the “Geometry” item of the control panel. Specify the distance and other parameters at the bottom of the screen, click the "Create Object" button.

After all this, we got something like this.

Important: If the toolbars in your version are not located as shown in the screenshots above, you must display these panels yourself on the screen. To do this, select the “View” tab on the top panel, then the “Toolbars” and check the boxes next to the panels you need.

The above tasks are major in Compass 3D. Having learned to perform them, you will learn how to use this program as a whole. Of course, to describe all the functional features and the process of using Compass 3D, you will have to write several volumes of detailed instructions. But you can also study this program yourself. Therefore, we can say that now you have taken the first step towards exploring Compass 3D! Now try to paint your desk, chair, book, computer, or room in the same way. All operations for this are already known.

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What is a compass?

To navigate in the forest or in nature, it is enough to master the usual tourist compass. Usually it has the form of a round case, in the center of which a small iron arrow is mounted on the axis. Its ends always point to the "north-south", you only need to figure out in advance which of the ends, which means.

In simple “school” compasses everything was simple: the blue end is, of course, the north, and the red, respectively, the south. In modern models, there may be small letters indicating directions, or only one end is marked with a color or a special arrow shape, which will point north. Better this point in advance to clarify the instructions.

Thanks to the laws of nature, the compass needle must always point to the north, in which case the compass is really sound. Check it in advance: set it on a flat surface, wait until the arrow stops completely and freezes.

Then bring a metallic object to the compass - naturally, it will deviate. After we remove the object and observe the arrow: if the device is serviceable, then it should return to its original position again. So it turns out that knowing exactly the direction to the north, you can always navigate to the cardinal points and move in any terrain.

How to navigate the compass?

Perhaps, this is also known to the child, but we still remind you: before going to an unfamiliar area, you need to thoroughly familiarize yourself with its map and study the main landmarks. Or at least have a map of the area of ​​interest with you.

The fact is that without it, the compass will not be able to help you: how will you know which direction is best to move in order to reach your destination as quickly as possible? And on the map you can always see where the nearest river is or where the forest ends more quickly - in the south or in the west.

In addition to the arrow on the circular compass panel, you can still see some numbers - in fact, they indicate the angle of rotation of the arrow (from 0 ° to 360 °). The arrow and these numbers are the main assistants in determining the direction of movement.

So, how to use it all? For example, you need to go to the forest, get to some clearing, and then return to the starting position. Before you go into it, you need to choose a landmark for yourself - a road or a long path with which you will roll into the forest is perfect.

Set the compass in a horizontal position, wait until the arrow points to the north exactly. Now mentally draw a line from the center of the compass, which will be your way back (road). Now, without jerking the compass, we look at the degrees: that figure, which your imaginary line points to, will be the azimuth of your backward movement.

In other words, the azimuth is the angle that lies between the direction of the north and the direction of the desired reference point. The figure we remember, for example, is 315 °. At the opposite end of the arrow will be the figure of 135 °, which will be the reverse azimuth, that is, the direction of movement into the forest. Now you can safely go for mushrooms, constantly adhering to the known azimuth of the movement back.

When it is needed, the compass is again set to a horizontal position, the same figures are determined, and you will need to move in the direction of the direct azimuth. Perhaps, from the first reading, the tactics of movement will not be fully understood, which is why, before going on a serious hike, you need to practice in a certain area.

Compass 3D Review

We continue our marathon of reviews of programs for 3D modeling and today have prepared for you an interesting article: a review of Compass 3D. Surely many of you have heard about this program, and some, perhaps, even worked themselves in it. Our goal is to describe the basic functions of the program and its main features. We will not go into details and will try to make the article as simple and as simple as possible in order to explain the principle of this application to beginners. So what is Compass 3D?

Frankly, to call this program an application for 3D modeling is not entirely correct. Compass is a comprehensive computer-aided design (CAD) system. It is aimed not only at creating volumetric digital versions of products, but also at developing drawings, designing various systems (including cable ones) and creating relevant documentation. In general, the functionality of the program is quite wide, due to which it enjoys a certain popularity, especially among novice engineers.

Let's talk about the functions of the application in more detail. Our review Compass 3D does not cover all the functionality of the program, but will give a certain idea of ​​its capabilities. Here is what CAD offers us:

  • Solid-state and parametric 3D modeling. This process is very similar to modeling in SolidWorks. The 3D model is based on sketches to which standard operations are applied. Также есть возможность включения привязок и уравнений,

  • Наличие стандартных библиотек моделей. В приложении присутствует встроенный каталог готовых моделей. В основном это распространенные технические детали,

  • Построение чертежей и составление технической документации. Это – конек программы. Изначально Компас-3D был ориентирован именно на 2D проектирование, потому алгоритм разработки чертежей в нем реализован на высшем уровне,

  • Возможность проектирования изделий из листового материала. Very useful feature, correctly implemented in the program. Taking into account the design of many elements, including bends, holes, cuts, stamping, etc.,

  • Accounting tolerances. Compass-3D is a comprehensive design application in which, when creating a model, it is possible to take into account various tolerances, shrinkage, material properties and even the production technology of the final product,

  • A huge number of tools. Developers provide many useful features and tools that make 3D modeling as easy as possible.

Features of the program

Like any application, this program has its own characteristics. And our review Compass 3D is designed to cover as many of them as possible. Next, we will list what this program is interesting and different from others:

  • Own core. The program is built on its own, unique kernel, maximally supporting the functions of the application,
  • Russian interface. The application is completely in Russian and has a fairly simple and intuitive interface, which is easy to understand,
  • Integration with other programs. Everything created in the Compass, it is possible to transfer to other CAD systems and work without problems with the original data,
  • Support for various file formats. You will not have problems with the export or import of the created products: the program supports the most popular file formats,
  • The possibility of designing pipelines, cables and cable systems. Thanks to CAD, most of the work can be done automatically, without much effort. This feature greatly simplifies the design of various enterprises.
  • Built-in module for creating electrical circuits.

Positive sides:

  • Easy to learn,
  • Extensive library of standardized products
  • Russian-language support and a lot of additional information in Russian,
  • Affordable price,
  • Large-scale and thoughtful design in 2D,
  • The ability to account for the properties of a large number of materials.


  • There are problems when importing 3D models from other programs,
  • Designing in 3D is harder than in 2D,
  • Poorly implemented visualization,
  • The surface modeling system is not well framed.

As you can see, Compass-3D is a fairly functional program, focused on various tasks. This application will be an excellent companion for beginners who want to master the CAD system. It will give a basic idea of ​​the capabilities of such systems and help to understand the principle of their work. Also, the Compass will be a great alternative to drawing on paper and will help to build a detailed drawing with any 3D model. The program contains the necessary number of tools and functions and covers a wide range of specific tasks.

This is where our review Compass 3D comes to an end. We hope it was informative and useful for you. In conclusion, we want to remind you that our company is engaged in 3D modeling in various programs. And if you are unable to design the desired product yourself, we will be happy to help you. For all questions, call or e-mail, listed in the section "Our contacts". We look forward to collaborating!

The history of the compass

Henfei-tse, that was the name of the Chinese sage, first described the invented device, called the compass. The design was a copper plate, the central part of which was carefully polished, and zodiac signs were applied along the perimeter.

A deep rounded spoon with a long cylindrical handle that was used to pour liquid food and beverages was placed in the center of the plate. The rounded bottom did not allow the handle to fall on the plate, and the spoon could easily rotate in a circle. The spoon was made of metal magnetite.

A few centuries later, again in China, a magnetic floating arrow was made, which is most often the shape of a fish. Magnet when lowering into the water with its head pointed to the south. Around the same period, another Chinese scientist ShenGua developed several compass structures.

He tried to make the device the most accurate, using a magnetized needle for this, which was hung on a thin silk thread. During the experiments, he noted that the needle points to the south with a small margin of error, which has since been learned to calculate for different parts of China.

The Chinese navigators of the 11th century on the ships were installed floating compasses, allowing you to accurately navigate when navigating the seas. In the 12th century, the experience of the Chinese inventors was adopted by the Arab navigators, and after another century the compass came to Europe.

A familiar and everyday look that every person remembers, the compass received only in the 17th century. The accuracy of the device was unique at that time and made it easy to lay routes for sea travel.

Device and principle of operation of a classic device

The classic version of the invention is the magnetic compass. Externally, it is a rounded body made of durable plastic or brass. A steel spire is fastened in the center of the box, and a magnetic pointer is mounted on it in the perpendicular position.

The box has a glass or plastic transparent cover that protects the compass from damage. Damage to the needle or its attachment may cause improper operation of the device.

Consider how to properly use the compass. The essence of his work is as follows: the magnetic pointer interacts with the magnetic fields of the globe and makes movement along the parallels with the force fields of the planet. The arrow shows the north direction as well as the lines.

Types of compasses

Depending on the design, there are several main types of compasses:

  • magnetic,
  • electromagnetic,
  • electronic,
  • gyroscopic.

The essence of the work is the same, but small differences in the design allow everyone to choose exactly the model that seems to be the most convenient in certain conditions.

Magnetic type compass is used in most cases. This is a small hand-held device, which everyone held in his hands, even when he was in high school. The main active element is the magnetic needle, which moves according to the magnetic axes of the Earth.

You can use the device manually, holding the device in your hand and turning in the right direction, or using a tripod for installation.


The design of the electromagnetic compass is much more complicated. It is a small-sized generator. Magnetic earth polarity acts as a stator. And the rotor is a few frames with windings. The voltage in the coils, moving in a magnetic environment, indicates the direction of the course. The use of an electromagnetic compass is common on board aircraft and ships.


Electronics captures all areas of human activity. Orienteering on the ground - is no exception. Externally, the electronic compass can be confused with a conventional electronic clock, and there is practically no external resemblance to the magnetic analog. The electronic display of the compass shows the measured units. The magnetic needle, respectively, is absent. Measuring the direction of the magnetic field produces a special magnetic sensor mounted inside the compass.

Using an electronic device can be difficult because at a certain point the battery can run out. In order to avoid difficulties on the way, the best option would be to carry an extra charged battery.


The most accurate device is the gyro compass, or gyrocompass. It mechanically indicates the position of the meridians of the Earth, depending on its axis of rotation. The magnetic compass indicates the direction to the pole as a whole, and the gyro indicates the point of rotation of the axis.

Its use is common in sea and rocket navigation. Like electromagnetic, the gyrocompass is practically not sensitive to extraneous magnetic fields.

The program "Compass" on Android and iPhone

In the age of development of electronic technologies, the use of such devices as the compass is made only by professionals who know how to use them correctly.

Today it is difficult to imagine a modern person without a gadget. Software developers decided not to stand still, and Compass was developed for electronic gadgets on the Android platform, which allows them to navigate the terrain. This development has not bypassed the famous brand Apple.

Almost all phones are equipped with a GPS navigation system. However, in some places, such as in a forest, location accuracy may vary. Using a compass in such situations would be justified.

How to navigate the terrain using a compass - detailed instructions

To understand how to use a compass, you need to know some subtleties. Consider orientation on a map of the area.

To begin with, we remove the lock from the arrow and, holding the body in a horizontal position, let the arrow be able to stop in the north direction. The compass must be kept away from metal structures, the magnetic fields of which may interfere with the precise operation of the instrument.

With the help of the knowledge gained, it is necessary to navigate the terrain and determine your position on the map using the terrain description. After that, any target is selected on the map.

The north of the compass is combined with the north of the map (this is always its upper boundary). Next, you need to combine the pointer unit on the compass with the position of the object on the map. We make rotation of the compass until the moment when the magnetic needle will not show the north direction on the body of the flask. You can start the movement, while constantly monitoring, so that the arrow pointer always points to the north direction on the flask.

After the direction of the server and the arrow is aligned visually, draw a straight line through the center of the device to the reference point. On the opposite side will be indicated the direction of movement. On the road it is better to check the possibility of deviation from the course.

In theory, it is difficult to understand the principle of operation of the device, so the best option would be to consolidate skills in practice in familiar terrain.

Useful tips

Going on a hike or expedition in an unfamiliar area, it is better to have in your team a person who is well-versed in the area. If this is not possible, you should always have a compass and a map at hand to determine your location.

If you have not previously had experience using a compass, you need to learn and practice your positioning on the eve. Use the compass in accordance with basic requirements (correct position, protection against damage, distance from metal objects).

Performing a simple algorithm of actions will allow you to avoid difficulties on the road through unfamiliar terrain.


The invention and use of the compass, historically played a huge role for the geographical development of the world. Sea trips brought a lot of results with minimal fleet losses. Orientation by the stars was possible, but the compass made movement on the seas and oceans more accurate and in minimal time intervals.

He worked as an engineer, repairman of various kinds of equipment for 15 years. At the moment I am a consultant in a large company manufacturing home appliances and computer equipment.

64 comments on the post “How to draw in the Compass? Master the simulation in the compass? ”

Independently, I still could not figure out the 3D compass. I had to study the program for your lessons. Now it has become much easier for me and good drawings have already started to turn out!

We were asked to study to make a drawing in this program. Immediately began to swim ((Well, at least your site found and your lessons helped me to make my first and quite good drawing!

You are welcome! So I reached my goal.

I would like to thank you for your lessons, with the help of which I learned to draw in a compass!

Drawings in the program began to turn out pretty well! Thanks for the easy explanation, so our university professors would also explain!

Please, I try to make the first steps in the Compass as simple as possible. And then you can and improve the level of ownership of the program.

A little more and abandon the AutoCad and go to the Compass. Moreover, there is more than enough information to master it :-).

Anna, good afternoon!

Seeking your interesting site.

After registration I did not receive a code for downloading the drawings.

If possible, send.

Wishing you success and health, A. Boguslavsky

Hello Alexander Abramovich! Perhaps the letter with the code fell into the "Spam" folder. I will send you a code by mail.

Hello Anna! I appeal to you for help. I ran into COMPASS for the first time. There was an urgent need to create a brief instruction for students (who do not have access to the Internet) to complete the graphical task. Tell me, please, how to copy the icons of the toolbar for later insertion into the text of the instruction. Thanks in advance.

Hello Sergey!
If you have Windows 7, then you can use the Scissors tool. Start-all programs-standard-scissors. Pre-open the Compass window. Or make a screen screen by pressing the PrintScrin button on the keyboard, then open it in Paint and cut out the desired one.

Anna, good afternoon.
I express to you a tremendous respect and esteem for your work and the disinterested transfer of knowledge to everyone, which, in recent times, is encountered, unfortunately very rarely.
If you can tell me - how to draw a thread in 3D.

Hello Sergey! Thank you for your kind words. As for the thread, I want to clarify - are you interested in the conditional mapping of the thread on the model or in relief, in the present? In the Compass you can kinematically cut a helix.

Hello Anna!
I drew a 3d model of the lid with a landing on the slots, it turned out that I didn’t even like it myself, but it has holes with internal threads, is it possible to display a relief, real thread in these holes? Thank!

Hello Sergey! Relief threads can be displayed with a kinematic cutting operation. The other day I will do a lesson on this topic.

Thank you, Anna, you helped me a lot.

Thank you very much for your lessons! And could you show how to run gas pipelines (using libraries) at different heights for beginners.

Gas pipelines are not in my specialty. While I can not help you.

Hello Anna! Thank you for the quality lessons. Why when creating a drawing, a small area in length and width began to appear, which you have to push the cursor before working.

Hello, Alexander! What compass do you use? Is it hacked? If yes, then perhaps the problem is this, broken versions are often "buggy". I use v13 home, it is free, there were no problems.

Hello Anna! I have the same version of the Compass, like you, I bought it.

Write to tech support, they should help, especially since the Compass is purchased from you.

Hello Anna. Please tell me: to complete the graduation project (mechanical engineering technology) will it be enough to have a free (basic) version of Compass-3D Home? Or is it better to purchase a paid (extended) version of Compass-3D Home? Does the basic version have all the necessary functionality to complete the graduation project?

Hello Andrey! It all depends on what you want to do in the diploma. If just assembly drawings, sketches, 3d models of parts, detailing, then the basic configuration is enough for the eyes. And if you want to create an animation device or the calculation of any transfer, then you need an extended version. But for such purposes you can download a trial version for a month.

Hello Anna! Very interesting site, thank you. Perhaps you create a lesson on modeling tee, cork, broke his head does not work. Thank. Tasks from the textbook "Engineering Graphics" Mikhailov, Teplyakov, Ostrozhkov, RGR № 3 options № 2,4,6,8. Thank you Victor.

Hello Victor! Unfortunately, I will not be able to fulfill your request in the near future. In a week - one and a half it will turn out only.

Hello Anna! Thanks in advance. I would like to learn how to build such models in 3D. Victor.

Anna, please tell me, I downloaded a group of geometric bodies, but it does not open. It requires a program

I use Compass 13 home, you can download it or download the viewer from Ascon site. All this for free.

Hello Anna! Thank you so much for the lesson you have prepared. Very clear. I figured it out. Victor.

Hello Anna! Thank you for the interesting lessons. Is it possible to make a lesson with all the subtleties of the "broken" line? Thank you Victor.

Hello Victor! Be sure to be lessons on working with broken, only later.

Hello Anna. Thank you for this lesson. I'm just starting to learn the Compass. Your plate design lesson is very instructive. Everything went well up to 8 holes. As soon as it came to drawing a polygon, I had a stop. On the Geometry toolbar, I don't have a Polygon icon. What is the reason? Maybe my version is old and what is the other reason? Explain, please.

Sincerely, Yerlan.

In geometry, you should have a "rectangle" button. Если долго нажать на эту кнопку то появится многоугольник.

Анна, добрый день!
Знакомлюсь с Вашим интересным сайтом.
После регистрации я не получил кода подписки (в папке «Спам» тоже нет)
Если можно, пришлите.

Олег, здравствуйте! Вы не подтвердили подписку. Попробуйте подписаться еще раз, Вам должно прийти письмо со ссылкой для активации.

Анна, здравствуйте! Мне очень нравятся Ваши уроки по компасу, к сожалению они только в V13. Будьте добры, подскажите в общих чертах, как выполнить резьбовое соединение в V10 и V12?

There is no difference between the execution process in 10.12 or 13 versions. In 2d, this lesson is http://veselowa.ru/urok-17-chertezh-rezbovyih-soedineniy-spetsifikatsiya-v-kompas-3d/

Thank you, Anna, for your attention to the question. I looked at the proposed lesson a long time ago. The lesson is very good and clear, but the fact is that we do not have a standard product library or a designer library in V10 and V12. Tell me, please, from where and how you can download these libraries separately. With respect, Raisa.

Download, probably with a torrent can be. But it's easier to put 13 Home, a library of standard products is there.

Good day!
I looked through some of your lessons.
There were many interesting questions and suggestions.

Most burning: Why destroy species in an associative drawing? It turns out that when changing the model, the whole process of “drawing” the drawing will need to be repeated. This method is only suitable for quickly “redrawing” existing drawings (and after that they will turn into “just drawings”), but not for the design of something more or less serious. What's the point?

Good day! These lessons are quite old, they were created specifically for novice students in order to carry out specific work, namely the creation of a drawing. The presence of an associative connection was not a prerequisite for the work. I am in no way advocating this design approach. In the future, if you watch my lessons, I do not destroy the connection between the model and the drawing.

Anna, your latest video tutorials on YouTube came out in the SolidWorks program. Do not tell me how to download it (at least a trial version). Thank you in advance.

Your lessons will really be useful, as well as I don’t need to be able to do all this. I remember how I used to suffer with drawings, I mastered COMPASS and made piles of drawings for coursework.

Hello Anna! I do the drawing of the traverse in 3 projections. Question: can one of the types (from the side) make a larger scale. And how to do it correctly? Thank you in advance!

Hello! If you first make a 3d model, then simply create three arbitrary views (you can change the scale when inserting). If it is a 2d drawing, then for each projection create a new view (inset - view).

Hello Anna. My name is Vitaliy. I really liked your lessons, which helped you to learn how to build 3D models very well. Thanks to you. Posting newer complex drawings. Video tutorials help this way: you watch a minute of video and you draw at it the same way ..., - and so on until the end - there is a skill.

Hello Anna. I have a part that should be flared in the assembly. I approached the solution of this task as follows: I created the original part, then expanded it from it, then introduced a variable that turns on and off the function “Exclude from calculation” of the corresponding operations. In the “Detail” document, everything turns out great, and this variable is not transferred to the assembly document. What can you advise me on this issue? Thank you in advance!

Hello! It may be necessary to assign the status “External” to the variable - right-click on the line with the variable and find the corresponding command. The string with the external variable turns blue.

Anna good evening. Anna, you know, I don’t understand a little about choosing a plane for building a model. I’m not a draftsman, but I want to master a compass (for myself. I’m not interested). You can explain to me (easier to understand) how to choose a plane to proceed.

Hello Pavel! It is better to take a book on sketching, such as Bogolyubov, and read. In many ways, the choice of the plane depends on the configuration of the part.

Today I accidentally went to your forum “Video tutorials on KOMPAS 3D. Building 3D models of geometric shapes. I am simply amazed by your professionalism.

I - Mikhailova Lyudmila Mikhailovna, born in 1948, wrote the paper “The Beginnings” of the geometry of multidimensional measurements, in which I developed the Universal Method for constructing (drawing) three-dimensional projections of hypercubes of any measurements in any projections and angles.
Yes, using this method you can build (from tubes and fishing line), and draw a three-dimensional projection of a hypercube of absolutely any dimension, at least at once of the 108th dimension, for example.
You can type in the search line just "" Start "geometry of multidimensional measurements" and you will see that this work is laid out in many sites, for example:

Mikhailova L.M. The "beginnings" of multidimensional geometry ...

Dear Anna!
I am not a professional mathematician, moreover, I took up mathematics only at the age of 55, worked for exactly 8 years and wrote several works in mathematics. The works were written in Turkmenistan, where I lived until 2011 and where I did not have access to a computer. Therefore, initially my work is a manuscript, and I wrote and drafted it with a pencil. When I left Turkmenistan, I finally bought a computer at 63 years old.
But at the age of 63 it is very difficult to begin to master the wisdom of a computer. Therefore, when working on a computer, I am an absolute “teapot”, I cannot write mathematical symbols, formulas, create tables and draw drawings on a computer.
Here are good people and the Internet, which I don’t know at all, helped to somehow print the manuscripts of my works, but nobody took up drawing my drawings of the three-dimensional projections of hypercubes - apparently, there is not enough professionalism.

Dear Anna!
When I accidentally got on your forum, I saw that you can easily not only draw my drawings, but also create these models in 3D right on the screen. (From the tubes and fishing line, I freely created models of three-dimensional projections of hypercubes of the 4th, 5th and 6th dimensions).

Since I am a “maker” at work on a computer, it’s more convenient for me to communicate with people through my email. In the attached files by e-mail I can send you my work (I can do it).

I would be very happy if you answer me.

Lyudmila Mikhailovna.

Hello Lyudmila Mikhailovna! I admire your work! Thank you for the appreciation of my professionalism, however, I am afraid that this is not so. You have seen lessons on the construction of the simplest geometric shapes. Unfortunately, I’m not a professional geometer and it takes time to figure out how to build multidimensional cubes models. Which, as always is not enough. My e-mail: [email protected]

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