I created a sketch and saved it to the design library. So now I'm trying to use it in a sketch but every time I try to use base flange/tab it gives me the closed contour error. what am I doing wrong?
attaching the file so you can see what I mean.
Good one Chris. Apparently it does not like the sketch made up of partially of blocks. I tested this on a simple rectangle and blocked two lines and it would give me an error when I used the Base Flange/Tab tool. If I selected all the entities and made a block it worked. I tried to explode the blocks but the block on the end would go squirrelly on me. It is also linked to an external file. I ended up creating a new sketch on the front plane and Selected your Sketch1 then did a convert entities. That worked.
What I gather from this is SW will not allow you to use a sketch consisting of some blocks and some sketch geometry.
Using the Tool>Sketch Tool>Check Sketch for Feature it shows there is an open contour in your block.
Not being able to Edit your block (referencing external entities and not being able to break that reference for some reason. I exploded your block and only found there where issues with the relations.
You can see there is a not tangent relation
I would recommend using more relations and less dimension to fully define your sketch. Doing this will also reduce your file size.
I have attach the sketch. I deleted a few dimension and added the required relations
I would agree with Dennis that the issue might not be direct related to the block but in the combination of block, block sketch.
Ok so I redrew the sketch feature and while placing the sketch on a horizontal plane it works fine but when placed on a vertical plane and explode block the half arc's change but everything else stays the same. I can't seem to figure that out. Maybe I shouldn't put horizontal relationship?
Drew another and turned it 90*, once exploded no problems. Wonder why that is. tried doing everything with dimensions, relations and fully define all. The only thing that works is making one specifically for vertical. That is perfectly fine but would like to know why.
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