0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 3, 2012 12:49 PM by Amber Brooks

    Saving and using sketch blocks?

    Amber Brooks

      I created a sketch block of a set of cuts I want to use often.

       

      When I create the sketch block from a current sketch it deletes the dims from the current sketch so it is undefined. Then I get out of the sketch and save the sketch block as a file in My Documents so I can use it later. Then I hit the undo butto to restore the dims to the sketch I copied from. This seems like a very crazy way to create a sketch block. The help files and other posts I've found so far do not refer to any of this.

       

      How do I create a sketch block the easy way where I dont have to go through all the hoops listed above?

       

      Can I reate a sketch block with the dims saved from the copied sketch?

       

      Also, when I explode the sketch so I can move some of the cuts it blows up and goes all over the part. Any ideas what this happens?

       

      Thanks.

      I'm using solidworks 2011.