how do you copy a sketch from one plane to another and can you edit it once it is copied?
I got the copy and paste to work
Still not sure where the "edit sketch plane button" is or how that works
right click on the sketch and click the edit sketch plane button then click the plane you want it on. that will MOVE the sketch to the new plane. and yes you can edit the sketch after that is done.
alternately you can copy and paste the sketch entites from one sketch to the other. select the sketch entities while editing the sketch, CTRL+C. then go to new sketch and CTRL+V. and yes you can edit afterwards.
project the geomety from one to the other. but project geometry isn't a very good practice for a long list of reasons. so avoid it as much as humanly possible. there is a host of other ways to get geometry that is constrained to existing geometry that is far more stable. you can edit this geometry, but you have do delet all the constraints that are automaticlly formed as part of the project geometry command and then re assign all constraints. so it is also a more painful way to achieve the result you are after.
I TRIED RIGHT CLICK ON THE SKETCH, BUT DID NOT SEE "EDIT SKETCH PLANE BUTTON" WHERE DO I FIND THAT BUTTON?
in the top row of buttons it looks like a plane with a hand pointing to it. hover over the buttons for a second and a description for the button will appear.
I tried the copy and paste and it still copied the circle I was experimenting with onto the same plane, not the one that I clicked on .
In fact when I highlight the other plane and draw a circle there, it comes out on the first plane.
Not sure what is happening.
to get the "edit sketch plane" button to appear you have to be out of the sketch. (not editing it) and right click on the sketch name in the feature manager. sorry, should have clarified that better...
To copy a sketch you already must have a sketch so I created one.Now I am gonna close this sketch.
Now I have made a plane as a reference and moved it a little bit to make it more clear, you do not need to create one, you can copy sketch to whatever plane you want.
I am going to start a sketch on this plane, and then I will just press ight Ctrl+V, hen the sketch should appear.
As you can see the same sketch was copied to a different plane, it is an easy way to save your time, if you want the same sketch on parallel planes you can use Convert Entities.
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