Tools> Spline Tools> Show Spline Handles is greyed out
Place cursor over spline then Right Click?
Right Click is our friend
This is a great example of how to be unhelpful: Assume the user is incompetent and provide an off-the-cuff solution without actually checking it first.
Thank you Dennis Bacon and Christian Chu for a proper solution. I also can't imagine why this would ever want to be turned off.
Are you also not able to get the spline handles to show with a non style spline?
I'm thinking the solution may be in System Options..... Check Enable spline tangency and curvature handles. Works for me.
You were ahead of me for 1 mil of sec
Every millisecond counts
You need to turn in tools>Options
I just ran into this problem myself. When the HELL did this ever get turned off???? SP or something.... argh. been driving myself crazy. Why wuld you ever want to turn this off????
Good question. Once a while, some are turned off without your notice such as "high light" option. Luckily, we found out and the cause is the 3D mouse.
I heard the same thing (actually yelling from engineers at my work) - why this turned off
I had this happen to me last night!
I'm half way through doing a 3D sketch that already has splines in it, along with some straight lines, and then I go to add another spline only to find for some reason it doesn't have any handles!
I tried closing the sketch and re-opening it, closing SW and re-opening it, shutdown and restart and still had the same issue until I did a search and found this beauty of a thread.
Problem solved now, but how can SolidWorks just change a setting like that?
OH man how i frustrated about this too!
As you said, such a beauty of a post and its a year old for me!
Still works like a charm!
The last time Chuck La Chance logged in was several years ago, so he may not see this, but it might help someone else. I ran across this thread in a search. I had used a sketched Spline for part of the boundary of some Hatching in a Drawing. The spline Control Polygon was showing, and while it's very helpful for manipulating the spline of course I didn't want it to show in the Drawing. I initially went to Tools > Spline Tools, and the options were grayed out just like his screenshot above, but when I clicked on the Spline first to highlight it and tried again all the options were available. I de-selected "Show Spline Control Polygon" and it went away.
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