Prior to SW08, exploding a block would leave relationships in
place for the entities in the sketch. For example, use the
rectangle tool in a sketch and note that there are 2 vertical and 2
Make the rectangle into a block. Then explode the block. In SW08
SP2.0, the lines no longer have
horizontal relationships. If you have a point coincident
with the origin, it gets whacked, too.
If you want the relationships back, you could use the Fully Define
Sketch tool, but that seems a bit like focusing on the CAD, not the
For extra fun, add dimensions to the sketch. When you make the
block, only select the sketch entities (do not select the
dimensions). When you explode the block, the dimensions are gone,
as are nearly all of the relationships!
If you window select
everything (including the dimensions) when making the block,
then more stuff stays put when you explode the block.
I think this is a functionality regression. I've missed the
response from my VAR on this. Maybe SWW08 is in the way. Heck, it
might be an enhancement - an alternative way of getting rid of
those pesky sketch relationships!
could be a problem only on my workstations. If you want to
try it out, I've attached a sample that consistently goes
underdefined when I make it into a block and then explode it.
If you have a similar experience, I encourage you to report this
functionality to your VAR. First one to get an SPR wins!