Please see attached model. All I am trying to do is add .010 to part and I get cannot find face or plane?
If you RMB on the sketch, and select "Edit Sketch Plane" You will see that the plane that the sketch was originally sketched on has been changed or deleted and it can't find it. Select a new plane and you are good.
Below are the highlighted planes? Where did you want to add material? You can select Surface Offset and make that a .010 offset dimension and then you can thicken the offset
My first advice would be to take a step back and go through some of the tutorials.
Very few of the sketch items I looked at were fully defined which can cause loads of troubles. I would assume this might be a partial result of that.
Now I looked at the location of the problem sketch and compared it to the sketch for the revolve1 and saw a line that appeared to be on the same plane, had there been one. So I pulled the freeze bar up above the bad sketch, selected that line and the front plane and created a new plane7 at that location. You could alternatively create the plane then drag it above the bad sketch. Now select the sketch, RMB and select "edit sketch plane" then select the new plane.
Next you find that the circular pattern is bad as well as it doesn't have a line to revolve around. Select the front and right planes, create an axis and drag it above the circular pattern. Redefine the pattern selecting the axis to revolve around and you have it.
I work for a company that has had several drafters over the years and everyone did things differently. Part of my job is updating and fixing drawings. I have gone through tutorials but if you don't use it every day you forget some things. That is why I am asking for help. I did not draw this part by the way.
Jim, who build the model?
That is one reason why when I do anything that goes to a surface that I typically will change all external references to a dimension. To make it hopefully easier for someone to find a dim and add or subtract from it without the model blowing up. Dan and John gave some good ways to fix your problem. Better modeling practices and some design intent will go a long way to keep from having them. Good luck and welcome to the World of SolidWorks.
It wasn't me. Although I am no expert myself. I work for a company that has had several drafters over the years and everyone did things differently. Part of my job is updating and fixing drawings.
Jim Paradis wrote: Part of my job is updating and fixing drawings.
Jim Paradis wrote:
Part of my job is updating and fixing drawings.
Looks like you got some Job Security
Thanks for all the input I did figure out how to fix it.
If you have drawings done already don't be afraid to remodel some of that stuff. I worked at a place the the prototype part that we started with got archived away if it did not disappear all together, as looking at the drawing of the part the idea of the better model came to me. fast easy sketches, two features, and configurable to a point. Them darn tolerances were a pain.
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