Carrie Ives

Creating stable sketches

Discussion created by Carrie Ives on Jan 28, 2008
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2008 by Mark Matthews
I have years of experience with Pro/E and am slowly learning Solidworks (2007). One of the things that is frustrating me, when I create a sketch, it forces me to create my dimensions to edges rather than to the faces. In Pro/E, I was taught that dimensions (and other relations) should be created to faces rather than edges because edges aren't as stable. Is there a way to get Solidworks to let me create my dimensions to faces rather than edges? I just feel that I am having too many sketches fail later down the road because of this. Are there general rules for creating stable sketches?