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csmac2004
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Sketch exits upon dimension edit

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12-09-2011 01:38 PM

Anybody seen this recently? Using Inventor 2012 SP1 on Windows 7, 64 bit. If we go back into a previously created sketch and edit or add a dimension, upon clicking the green check mark to complete the dimension edit, the sketch exits back to the modelling environment, meaning we have to edit the sketch again to continue with other changes. Obviously no big deal if I'm only editing one dimension, but how often does that happen???

This started happening prior to SP1 being installed. I can't seem to find any other posts on this, so I'm wondering if this is somehow a local issue? We have this happening on multiple computers (all with the same hardware specs) in our office. I don't believe it to be a hardware or driver issue, but I am wondering if it is a process issue. For example, we use project geometry a lot, even projecting from other parts within an assembly (non-adaptively). We also work on SAT file models, rather than geometry initially created from Inventor itself.

 

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

12-09-2011 01:56 PM in reply to: csmac2004

csmac2004 wrote:

 We have this happening on multiple computers (all with the same hardware specs) in our office. I don't believe it to be a hardware or driver issue, but I am wondering if it is a process issue. 


Attach file here that exhibits this behavior - I don't recall ever seeing or hearing this one.

BTW - you don't need to edit a sketch to change dimensions - just have it visible and double click on dimensions (not sure why you would need to add dimensions - wasn't it dimensioned when created?).

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

12-09-2011 02:02 PM in reply to: csmac2004

Very good point, about editing by visibility only, not sure why I haven't thought of that workflow, doh! As for adding dimensions, I meant adding dimensions to newly added sketch features (which, in that case, would mean I'd have to edit the sketch). Generally, we just need to edit existing, so the visibility option would work (I'll try it, anyways, but why wouldn't it work).

 

I have attached an example file. The sketch for the drain notches is the one in particular, I haven't tested the others yet.

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

12-09-2011 02:10 PM in reply to: csmac2004

I couldn't reproduce the behavior you describe, but as a side note -

you can fully constrain undimensioned blocks, for example simply add a Vertical constraint in Sketch37 and the block is fully constrained (in the sketch).

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

12-09-2011 03:15 PM in reply to: JDMather

Now I'm intrigued as to why you couldn't reproduce it, so maybe there is a hardware/driver aspect to this. I will test this at home then and see what happens.

 

As for the constraining of the block, that is true. To be completely honest with you, this file I gave you is from a project that we are quite behind the 8 ball on so to speak. As such, we are literally taking absolutely every single shortcut possible, down to some underconstrained sketches for sure...

 

Thanks, though, I'll see what I can do about reproducing this on other systems then... Maybe it is a video card/driver issue or something similar.

 

 

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

12-09-2011 04:47 PM in reply to: csmac2004

One thing occured to me is you might be accidently gesture exiting sketch.

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

12-09-2011 11:36 PM in reply to: JDMather
No, that's for sure not it. Either its something with our process (SAT files, projecting) or our hardware or drivers. If it doesn't happen on other systems (like your own), then I'm thinking hardware but I'm not sure. Whatever the cause, it's annoying as heck to be sure!
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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

12-12-2011 05:09 AM in reply to: JDMather

JDMather wrote:
BTW - you don't need to edit a sketch to change dimensions - just have it visible and double click on dimensions (not sure why you would need to add dimensions - wasn't it dimensioned when created?).

You don't even have to make the sketch visible-- right click on the feature and select Show Dimensions, change dimensions as desired, then click the Update button in the Quick Access bar.

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

11-23-2012 02:16 AM in reply to: csmac2004

We are also seeing this. Although not on every part which seems strange. This has only started occuring recently.

As yet I can't figure out a pattern as to which parts do this and which don't.

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Re: Sketch exits upon dimension edit

11-23-2012 02:39 AM in reply to: -ianf-

Figured out what our issue was here.

The parts that were exiting the sketches on edits had some ilogic rules in them containing;

 

InventorVb.DocumentUpdate()

 

This was running with a trigger;

 

Any model parameter change

 

The result was forcing the sketch to exit when editing the dimension.

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