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Problems with deleting equations in a sketch

Question asked by Mike McKeand on Dec 15, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2015 by Laurisa Wayland

I’m having trouble with equations used in sketches.  Specifically deleting them.


Maybe there’s a right and wrong way to do this.…..SW2014 SP4.0


Example:  I have a sketch that uses an equation to locate a line.  I no longer want the equation driving the location so I edit the sketch, click on the dimension (shown as an equation), and either delete it or change it to a specific value.


As soon as I exit the sketch, I get an error in the equations folder. The problem is, the equation is no longer in the folder to delete.  Catch 22.  I can't fix the problem I just created. The only “solution” I have found is to go into the equations folder and delete the equation BEFORE doing anything in the sketch.  If I don’t, it’s never ending problems ahead.


Why can’t I delete the equations, just as I created them, from within the sketch?