How does one move a part and all the sketches you may have with it? If I have engraving to do on a part it is very frustrating to move it where I want and have the sketch left behind. Perhaps it's a stone simple method, But I haven't found it yet.
A lot over my head what you're needing to do, where are you moving it from and where do you plan to move it to. Are you using SW like AutoCAD, if you are did you know Desaultt Systems has a free 2D CAD available very similar to AutoCAD and it's a free download away....
How are you moving the Part? In the Part file with the Move/Copy command? If yes, then the sketches staying behind is expected behavior. Instead edit the sketch that created it (or edit the Plane used for the sketch to another one) to move it.
My seat of SW is used with a Visualcam plug-in to generate NC code. Oftentimes I'll have to rotate a part to get it properly accessible to machine, but it there is a sketch that was made after the part was created (engraving, usually) that stays put.(No way to move bodies AND sketches at the same time). There are ways around it, but they are a HUGE PITA.
Michael,.. you might consider 2 options,..
...in a assembly, which may not be a option for machining but, you could orient the main part and use another reference part file which has the correct orientation and then copy what you need into it for that operation?
..or, use "Insert Part".... into another part, there you can bring in all the sketches/planes/surfaces/solids.. (make sure you initially orient the part when inserting part.. to preserve sketches/planes/...)
Make sketch into a split line, then the etching will be 'embedded' to the model body?
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