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Welcome back to reality from your annual SWW excursion. I've been using this feature since day one. It's one of the enhancements that are actually useful. Double-clicking in the graphics area to exit the sketch is just intuitive. I have run into issues, however, when I have a sketch picture in my sketch. I always end up double-clicking on it.
You can also double-click on a sketch that is not active to edit it. This is a tasty bit of helpfullness as well.
It would be nice if this idea was carried throughout the software. Double-clicking on a feature to edit it would save a little time, although the pop-up menus are a good substitute in the meantime.
I just checked this out in SW08.
Do you know if this is available in 07?
Dan Riffell wrote:
Double-clicking on a feature to edit it would save a little time . . .
I believe that this is new to '08.
Gerald. Thank you!
Your solution works very well for a question I posed a couple weeks ago. This is much better than the other solutions, that only SometimesWork.
That's an excellent '08 enhancement.
*Edit: But it doesn't work in 3D Sketches. what a shame.
It's only marginally helpful to me..
It only works there are no running commands active..
Say you want an extruded cylinder.
Start a new sketch.
Click the Circle button and draw your circle.
Now, your done drawing what you need and want to exit the sketch.
But the double click thing doesn't work because the circle command is still active.
It just startes another circle..
So, you can move the cursor up to the corner and click the check to exit the circle command, then do the double click...
or you can move to the confirmation corner and click the exit sketch.. Which clears out the circle command and exits the sketch in one shot.
Or you can rmb and select exit sketch and be done with it in one click.
So, if they made the double click thing so it worked while a running command is active, that would be great to me.
Just my 2c
It's new to 08.
The 3D sketch exit is being addressed in SPR #377725.
Double clicking with the line or spline tool ends the line/spline, but keeps the tool active. You are suggesting it would have the opposite effect for a circle command, and that would just be confusing!
I suggest using the ESC key to exit out of the tool, and then double clicking to exit the sketch.
Not to be picky, but the double click on a sketch to open it only works if you have Instant3D turned on.
Double click to close the sketch works both ways.
I usually just use the hotkeys to exit unless I'm editing an existing sketch. For example:
1. Start a sketch by picking a face/plane and hitting the "O" key (if you need a circle).
2. Draw the circle and hit "F2" for extrude.
Ba da bing! You got yourself a cylinder.
Maybe ya misunderstood..
yes, double clicking wile in line or spline finishes the line or spline.
That's great. I like that..
Now, take it one step further.
Draw the line and double click to finish the line..
Then double click again (with line command running but NO point picked) to exit the sketch..
So.. Click Line command.. Click for lines start point.. Click for lines end point...
Double click to finish the... double click again to exit sketch..
That behavior would be nice..
Or. with circle..
Click circle command. Click to select centerpoint. Click second radius point.
Double click to exit sketch.