I have a sketch that has external references. The origin is not aligned with the horizontal and vertical references. Does anyone know if or how to rotate the origin or something else that may help?
Tools/Sketch Tools/Modify then Rotate should work.
If it has external references and then you will not be able to move/rotate it because of the relations. Else you need to remove the external references first, then select the complete sketch and right click. From the list select move or rotate and follow the steps further.
*Leave the external referenced sketch as it is,
*select the face where you want to create sketch,
*press ctrl key and also select this sketch from Feature manager design tree,
*Go to tools and select the "Derived sketch", you will find the same sketch on the plane
*now position this sketch as you want.
By this method you don't required to break external reference and you will position your sketch., and after any modification in referenced part this sketch will modify also.
Hope this help
The derived sketch is a great idea. I should be able to place the sketch directly under the existing sketch in the tree and use it instead of the original for the feature extrude, correct? I only ran into one problem. I was able to move the derived sketch, but was unable to rotate it. How would I accomplish rotating it?
That helped a lot. The problem that I ran into with this, though, was that the rotation angle that I needed was not exact. I just entered a rotation angle as close as I could to want I want. If there was only a way to use a reference angle.
Can you measure the angle that you need? You could have used cut and paste to put it in the rotation box.
Jerry is right, follow Jerry's instructions.
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