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Error - "Unable to create groove" when creating o-ring on face

Question asked by Eric Snyder on Oct 30, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2019 by Eric Snyder

I am trying to use the toolbox to create an o-ring face seal groove. Everything I try ends up creating an error. I created a 5" x 5" x 1" rectangular solid. No matter what I select the Solidworks toolbox o-ring groove wizard cannot create the groove. My o-ring wizard looks like this:

 

 

I notice that there is text that says "No selected diameter". There seems to be nothing I can select except the o-ring size in the list.

 

I have tried:

      
  • Just selecting a point on a face
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  • Drawing a sketch with a point and clicking on that point while in sketch edit mode
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  • Clicking on a sketch point when not in sketch edit mode.

 

I get the following two errors:

 

If I do not select anything:

 

 

If I select a arbitrary point on a face:

 

What's the secret sauce that I am missing?

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