I just don't understand... Here is what I feel should be a very common situation:
A sketch loses a reference due to some upstream change - it happens every day. Let's say it is a "convert entity". It was an edge of a boss and now there's a draft on the face and the edge is gone - or something like that. Follow?
So, let's say a sketch that is a path of a sweep was "converted from the edge" that is now gone. The sweep fails and the sketch for the path has the olive green relations signifying a dangling converted edge.
Isn't there a way to find out what that converted edge was converted from?
No - of course not. It isn't there anymore. OK - I understand that. And I am OK with that.
So, I open a Backup version of the part and roll back to the failed feature (which is not failed in the back-up model) to interogate it and learn what it USED to be tied to. Then I can confidently replace the references with an equivalent edge.
But, I cannot seem to find out what the parent EDGE was for the particular dangling converted entity.
I can learn the parents of the feature, but the parent/child dialog does not tell me if the edge was a solid edge or a sketched edge.
I can learn that the dangling relation was defined in the same model (that narrows it down) and even that it was referencing Arc2. But WTH is "Arc2"? How can I find out what feature Arc2 belongs to? Or how can I at least highlight Arc2 in the geometry?
Please - one of you gurus must know the secret. Share it with me? I cannot believe that you spend (waste) time rebulding models because of a minor change high up in the tree. I feel like I am missing something fundamental here - but I guess maybe it is just one of those things?
Thanks - I hope.