1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 13, 2009 11:19 AM by David Matula

    Cut & Paste into Sketch from Drawing

    Roy Potter

      I have a dwg file with various sketches on different layers.

      I simplified the file to a level that I required. I then wanted to import the file into a part for modeling but I wanted each layer to be a separate sketch so, I imported the file into a SW drawing. I then turned off the layers that I did not want,  selected the entities I did want, switched to the part selected the plane and pasted the entities -  great.

      However after working on the file I've noticed that the sketches contain the hatch pattern from the original file, they're  not visible, only identified by the fact that the cursor gets the hatch icon when over the hatch - which is not always in an enclosed boudary..

      The hatch was on a separate layer to all the entities I wanted and it was turned off (could not see any hatch patterns when making my selection). I've systematically gone through the sketches to remove the hatch. This had quite an effect on file size.


      Is this a bug?

      Has anyone else seen this happening?

      Is it possible to get the system to display the hatch and filter it so that it can be easily deleted?


      This is not a regular operation for me so an ER would not really be in order.

      I thought there used to be function that copied entities from a drawing into a sketch (way back). Has this been dropped/superceded by cut & paste?

        • Re: Cut & Paste into Sketch from Drawing
          David Matula

          Sounds like your having a lot of fun.  The way that I would go about doing something like this would be to get all the sketches that I wanted in the drawing file shown and delete all the hatching to eliminate this problem that you are having.  Then I would copy and past all the lines into a new part file on my sketch plane.  I would then use this sketch as a referance to model my part by starting a new sketch on the plane that I pasted the original sketch, then converting the profile that i needed for my starting extrude.  Then I would do the next profile that i would need till i got finished.