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*Corbin, Brian
Post 1 of 4

Pink reference geometery

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11-17-2002 05:28 AM
Ok, I am trying to figure out this pink ref geom that comes from projected
edges. Some projected circles will have a link back to the edge where others
are pink but have no link? Is there some kind of rule as to when this will
or won't happen?

Brian
*Yeandle, Laurence
Post 2 of 4

Re: Pink reference geometery

11-17-2002 04:45 PM in reply to: *Corbin, Brian
Pink geometry is either projected geometry from another part in an assembly
or projected geometry from a feature in same part that has been deleted or
moved.
Both are reference geometry which cannot be constrained or moved.
As they are reference why would you move them as they would no longer be
reference.
Used as "cross part geometry projection" (see application options assembly
tab ) Projected geometry can move with origin geometry when it changes "part
adaptivity" when option is selected. To see an example see sample files in
5.3 "ebox" and show all files on file type drop down to see doc file.
You can sketch normal geometry over the top of reference geometry and
dimension it or change selected geometry to normal you then lose reference.
"Autoproject edges during curve creation" option on sketch tab in
applications options I found is best left off as it lead to open loops in my
sketches which were problematic to fix. Project geometry when you need them
and leave "Cross Part Geometry Projection" off till you have explored its
effects.

--
Laurence,

Power is nothing without Control
---


"Brian Corbin" wrote in message
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>
> Ok, I am trying to figure out this pink ref geom that comes from projected
> edges. Some projected circles will have a link back to the edge where
others
> are pink but have no link? Is there some kind of rule as to when this will
> or won't happen?
>
> Brian
>
>
*Berry, Patrick
Post 3 of 4

Re:

11-18-2002 12:55 AM in reply to: *Corbin, Brian
Another I leave turned off is "Automatic reference edges for new sketch".
This takes all of the edges of the surface you select to place a sketch on
and automatically projects them. Normally you don't need that much geometry
and it can cause problems later when you are trying to edit the part. I
agree with Laurence that "Autoproject edges during curve creation" is not a
good idea either. I had nothing but problems when trying to use it.

One other are that hasn't been mentioned is the "Project Cut Edges" tool.
Unfortunately, these edges will always be unreferenced (pink) edges. That
severely limits the usefulness of this command.

Pat

"Laurence Yeandle" wrote in message
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> Pink geometry is either projected geometry from another part in an
assembly
> or projected geometry from a feature in same part that has been deleted or
> moved.
> Both are reference geometry which cannot be constrained or moved.
> As they are reference why would you move them as they would no longer be
> reference.
> Used as "cross part geometry projection" (see application options assembly
> tab ) Projected geometry can move with origin geometry when it changes
"part
> adaptivity" when option is selected. To see an example see sample files
in
> 5.3 "ebox" and show all files on file type drop down to see doc file.
> You can sketch normal geometry over the top of reference geometry and
> dimension it or change selected geometry to normal you then lose
reference.
> "Autoproject edges during curve creation" option on sketch tab in
> applications options I found is best left off as it lead to open loops in
my
> sketches which were problematic to fix. Project geometry when you need
them
> and leave "Cross Part Geometry Projection" off till you have explored its
> effects.
>
> --
> Laurence,
>
> Power is nothing without Control
> ---
>
>
> "Brian Corbin" wrote in message
> news:smileyvery-happy:E08645AB905906ECAADC2327DF03B65@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> >
> > Ok, I am trying to figure out this pink ref geom that comes from
projected
> > edges. Some projected circles will have a link back to the edge where
> others
> > are pink but have no link? Is there some kind of rule as to when this
will
> > or won't happen?
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
>
>
*Yeandle, Laurence
Post 4 of 4

Re:

11-18-2002 02:31 AM in reply to: *Corbin, Brian
Right, just cause its pink or black and reference doesn't necessarily
mean it will up date with origin geometry automatically except when used
with C P G Projection in the correct manner. When projected it referenced
origin geometry then, black geometry turned pink means its moved or gone
like your pink dims in IDW's, you might want to update if required.

--
Laurence,

Power is nothing without Control
---


"Patrick Berry" wrote in message
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> One other are that hasn't been mentioned is the "Project Cut Edges" tool.
> Unfortunately, these edges will always be unreferenced (pink) edges. That
> severely limits the usefulness of this command.
>
> Pat
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