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Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

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08-01-2012 09:29 AM

When deleting bolted connections from my assembly using design accelerator I am left with black cross hairs where the connections used to be, I can't seem to delete these from my model either in the assembly itself or by editing the sketch, what are these, why are they left over from a deleted connection and how do I remove them  ... ? ? Please can someone help ? Thanks

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

08-01-2012 09:30 AM in reply to: Anthony

Can you post a screen shot?  I'm not sure what these could be.

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

08-02-2012 02:03 AM in reply to: cbenner

Please see attached screen shot of the leftover cross hairs.

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

08-02-2012 08:32 AM in reply to: Anthony

These look like sketch points.  Is there a sketch in one of your parts that has the visibility turned on?

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

08-02-2012 06:15 PM in reply to: cbenner

The points are leftover from when a Bolted Connection was made that had to cut the holes into the assembly children. If you go to the child part and delete the hole (shown with a lock symbol from memory) this is when the points are left in the part. There doesn't seem to be a skecth to delete them from. Sometimes they are deleted and sometimes not. Often I just turn sketch visibility off. Sorry I have no perfect answer. If you get 1 let me know. I've been arguing with these things for years!

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

10-08-2012 01:52 PM in reply to: brendan.henderson

I have a solution for this to delete them, but not a permanent fix.

 

Edit the point sketch, then create a rectangle and extrude it, then delete the extrusion. It would remove the sketch too. Have to do this for each point.

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

10-09-2012 04:22 AM in reply to: brendan.henderson

Hi, thanks for this fix, I will try this on the model I am working on, I have quite a few of the crosshairs on the design so I may need to do this for every point like you suggested. Thanks again

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

10-09-2012 04:45 AM in reply to: Anthony

Anthony wrote:

I may need to do this for every point like you suggested. Thanks again


I'm sure there is an easier way - attach your assembly here.

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Re: Cross hairs left over from bolted connections

10-16-2014 03:45 AM in reply to: JDMather

I see this is an old post,

 

but just in case it hasn't been answered elsewhere:

 

You can usually right click these crosshairs and select "Edit sketch" and then delete the point.

There is one sketch per point, but they don't appear in the feature browser.

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