I get these pink points in my sketch for the frame. How do I get rid of them?
Right click and delete doesn't work. I get all sorts of errors because of these.
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The pink dots usually mean that there is missing geometry, either a face or an axis misplaced somewhere. It's often difficult to know where they originated from and why the associated geometry is no longer valid.
I see these a lot when modifying older parts.
How do I get rid of them?
Attach skeleton file here.
RIght click and Break Link.
Right click and Delete.
Attach your file here.
The pink dots appear in sketch 3, the lines in this sketch were projected from sketch 1. A change in sketch 1 can produce these dots as any change will break the relationship between these points (pink dots) and the original geometry from which they were derived.
You may not have made any changes, in which case, the original geometry is at fault (IE: missing constraints, sometimes faces and axis depending on where the geometry came from).
To remove the dots, remove the lines over and around the dots. Then recreate the lines that you removed.
Projecting lines like these often produce problems and in 2013, the problem seems to be a little worse than previous versions.
Why the relationships between these points and the geometry around it breaks is anybody's guess. I really don't see any reason why making small changes to the original geometry could or would break the relationships in this way. They are obviously not adaptive and I think Autodesk need to look at this problem. It's always been a bit of a pain, but it seems to be getting worse.
It is best to fix these types of problems as soon as you spot them, if you don't it might be quite some time before you see them again and then it will be much harder to fix as you would have done a lot more work to your model.
You can delete the projected geometry if you use the show constraints tool and delete all the constraints (make sure to get the projection constraints) from the pink geometry first.
Well, this is what I was referring to - but this file acts different than what I expected.
I tried your file in 2013 (I had it up) and I get the break link option, but it doesn't do anything. It also shows no constraints on the geometry, but I can't delete it. Wierdness.
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