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hardin
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Registered: ‎08-30-2007
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Self intersecting paths.... Project Geometry

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03-07-2012 08:51 AM

It seems when I project geometry then draw a sketch tracing over that projected geometry, I can't do anyting (offset or flange) with that sketch. It gives me the Self Intersecting paths or loops are invalid for this operation. What gives?

How can I use those projected lines for my sketch? Things work fine in the tutorials....

Lovin' sheet metal and skeletal design, by the way....

Lyle

Change projected geometry to construction if you are going to trace over it.

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john.retzlaff
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Re: Self intersecting paths.... Project Geometry

03-07-2012 08:54 AM in reply to: hardin

Change projected geometry to construction if you are going to trace over it.

John Retzlaff
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hardin
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Re: Self intersecting paths.... Project Geometry

03-07-2012 08:56 AM in reply to: john.retzlaff

Ah... that's it. A minor thing from the tutorials I forgot.

I also discovered I can use the projected lines as part of the sketch if I don't trace over them.

Thanks,

 

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