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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

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john.retzlaff
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Registered: ‎11-03-2003
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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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Registered: ‎08-30-2007
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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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