I'm trying to extrude sketch1, but I can't because it's not under any part. Is there a way to add it to a part or do I have to just redraw it?
edit a part in assembly and add a sketch
I can't find that menu? What did you right click on?
No, just left click (select) part (3D model) or from Feature Manager and the menu will pop-up
This is what I get when I click on the part in the feature manager or the model. I couldn't screenshot just the window. I had to do both monitors.
Ok I see... it's virtual part and what version of SW are you running?
Can you open help and find out how to edit part in assembly from your SW version
Once part is edited, it should turn blue - see image
Then you can select the top of the boss and add new sketch
then select sketch 1 from the assembly and use "covert entities" to copy sketch1 from assembly to part2
I attached the assembly but I don't think you can open it unless you have SW2016
I have SW2014
You can select part and edit it from the edit pull down menu - see attached image
Eric Eubanks wrote:I couldn't screenshot just the window.
Eric Eubanks wrote:
I couldn't screenshot just the window.
Search Windows for Snipping Tool.
In this screenshot you were already editing the part. as far as transfer of a sketch from an assembly as long as you have a Plane in your part that is relative to the plane in your assembly that the sketch was drawn on you can run convert entities in a sketch to that part.
If your 2 planes are parallel to each other the transfer is easy.
Eric Eubanks wrote: This is what I get when I click on the part in the feature manager or the model. I couldn't screenshot just the window. I had to do both monitors.
This is what I get when I click on the part in the feature manager or the model.
I couldn't screenshot just the window. I had to do both monitors.
That's because you're already in "Edit Component" mode. You can tell because the "Edit Component" icon at top left is selected, and also the text in the tree for that component is blue instead of black.
And by the way, I always use the "PrtScn" button on my keyboard, then paste into Paint. Then it's pretty easy to select an area to copy and paste.
Good catch, Glenn
I should view his image carefully before trying diff. approach to edit the part in assembly
Holding Alt+Print Screen will copy your current active window/program to clip board instead of your entire screen/screens. But as mentioned above, the snipping tool is your best friend for copying screen shots quickly.
Dangit - Joe beat me to the screenshot trick!
Way to go Joe!
95% of the time I use the snipping tool, but there is the odd occasion when I pull out the Alt+PrntScrn
Kind of off the subject, but you said you couldn't screen shot just the part and had to do both monitors -
But I see on your title bar you have the snipping tool available - you should be able to use that to select the image you want.
I have downloaded "Lightshot".
It is a capture program similar to the snipping tool but gives more power (can add text, lines, arrows....)
You can cut and paste sketches
It's hard to put it in the right position when I do that. For some reason it always rotates it and it's off center.
If you convert it to a Sketch Block it will be easier to control
just do it over in the part file.
if sketch geo is properly defined you can drag around sketch's and rotate them... rotation will ultimately be defined with an angle dim or adding relations
The sketch is fully defined. I tried adding relations between the copied and pasted sketch and the original. It shows up as over defined.
why do you need/want it 'linked' to the original sketch?
If the sketch is fully defined you can not move it.
It seems like it will just be easier to redraw the sketch within the part.
I just redrew the sketch. That worked.
99.99% of the time quicker and better to redraw
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