The new feature in SW2014 is proving to be rather inconvenient in our current environment; is it possible to disable this feature or revert to the 2013 behavior? We'd rather the sketch not change proportions upon first dimensioning.
I've been working around this issue also. Its a big deal if you designing "top down assemblies". I've put in an enhancement request to disable it in system options. Hopefully everyone else does the same.
I am also a bit disappointed of this new sketch functionality. It is very confusing. I do not see its advantages in comparison to scale sketch entities. Does anyone see such?
I find it really useful.
I start my sketch and draw the piece to approximately the correct shape, then take my first dimension out.
Otherwise the lines will jump all over the screen, cross over themselves, intersect areas that they shouldn't. Then I have to go around and around making sure that I dimensioned the correct lines.
Hi Devon, That is fine but what essentially new this new sketch feature gives to us it is not clear for me. You can use scale sketch entities for the same purpose. Can saving a couple of clicks for the entire model worth be a goal in software enhancements?!
I expected that this new feature to be more powerful :
1) Scaling the entire sketch by checking a box "scaling dimension" in the dimension properties of a selected linear dimension (not necessarily D1) with a choice of the scaling center. Then the entire sketch, including entities which are already dimensioned, but excluding the linked dimensions (which will continue to stay linked), will scale automatically to the new values of the "scaling dimension". Note, that the "scaling dimension" can be a linked dimension. Imagine the power and the benefits of such a feature if the sketch has hundreds dimensions parametrically linked to equation/design table. This feature will make possible the same parametric design intend by only one linked dimension.
2) The capabilities in 1) could be further expanded to scaling all sketches in a part (and the location of their planes!) by the “Scaling Dimension”. For a proper rebuild of the part, that would require scaling of all fillets and the rest of the non-linked linear dimension input of all solid/surface features by the same factor, as well. We need such global scale capability because if we scale the entire part by the scale feature command, all the external references to the sketches and the planes of the scaled part would be useless.
An option of "scaling dimension" in the context of SPR: 581986 would be also beneficial.
What great capabilities those would be in our ultimate goals for Parametric Driven Design and Design Optimization !
Have you tried using "modify sketch" to achieve your 1) goal? I think it may get you some of what you are looking for.
I do appreciate people who try to "push the envelope" - keep it up please!
Hi Jeff, Of course any sketch geometry is achievable by manually modifying a sketch. The idea of 1) is to have a single input alone that can be easily automated in achieving the scaled sketch geometry. The idea of 2) is more global: a part scale consistent with its planes and sketches,.That could be an enhancement of the current scaled feature itself but we even cannot link its scale factor to automate it - Isn't it ridiculous at times when everyone talk (but few can do it) about Design Optimization?!
That SPR requests ...
First sketch dimension should scale all sketch entities by the same amount (This will avoid distorting the sketch when a dimension is added that is significantly larger or smaller than the pre-dimensioned sketch).
Which is exactly what the new function in SW14 has introduced.
When you specify the first dimension in a sketch for parts or assemblies, all entities in the sketch profile automatically scale uniformly based on the dimension. This functionality helps maintain the proportions of a sketch profile and only applies when you add the very first dimension to a sketch. Angular and scalar dimensions are not supported.
When you specify the first dimension in a sketch for parts or assemblies, all entities in the sketch profile automatically scale uniformly based on the dimension.
This functionality helps maintain the proportions of a sketch profile and only applies when you add the very first dimension to a sketch. Angular and scalar dimensions are not supported.
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