7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2009 7:57 PM by Eric Snyder

    Features and layers

    Eric Snyder
      I have sketchA and sketchB in a part. I insert the part in a drawing so the drawing is linked to the sketches. I want to be able to make skecthA be on layer one in the drawing and sketchB be in layer two. Is this possible?
        • Features and layers
          Mark Kaiser
          Without converting the sketches into sketch entities in the drawing, I'm not sure this is possible.

          What are you trying to accomplish?
          • Features and layers
            Eric Snyder
            I have also seen that I can place the same model in a new sheet and then hide the features differently. Is there a way to place the same model on two seperate sheets in exactly the same place?
            • Features and layers
              Eric Snyder
              Sorry. We posted at the same time.

              I am creating DXF files for CNC cutting. The model is a 3D tool that is made elsewhere and we are making multiple parts that mate to the tool. The model for the tool has multiple sketches that combine to make part A and more sketches that combine to make part B. Part A and B laso share some sketches.

              What I have worked out so far is to insert the model in the drawing and then go through the laborious process of finding and hiding features in the feature tree. Once I get the drawing looking like what I want I save as a DXF and the start hiding/showing features for part B. I am looking for an easy way that I can switch between my three different "views" to quickly and easily save each "view" as a DXF file.
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                  Mark Kaiser
                  Would it be possible to create configurations in the part file of the 'views' you need? Are you working with SW files or imported from another program?

                  I don't think there's a way to place a view on a drawing in the same spot on 2 different sheets. You can copy and paste and entire drawing sheet, not sure if it'd give you what you need. In drawing sheet space, do a ctrl-c and ctrl-v, follow the prompts.

                  For the few dxf files I do, I save as dxf, open the dxf back up, then move the entire dxf sketch to 0,0 from a desired point. This is done as sketch entities on a drawing sheet that the dxf gives, not a drawing view from a part.
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                  Eric Snyder
                  Yes, Very close. The only problem is that I can create two different views and then drag one of them to a different place in the drawing. If I do this then the other does not follow. I have to click and hide elements in the drawings and whn I do I sometimes move then slightly by accident. Any ideas on how to fix the entities in the drawing views in 2d space?
                  • Features and layers
                    Eric Snyder
                    Yep. Thanks.