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dbrblg
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Sketch Question

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02-18-2011 01:00 AM

Hi,

 

I have a sheet metal part with an unconsumed sketch (I believe thats what it's called!!).  How do I get the sketch to show in a drawing?

 

I have tried right clicking on the view and selecting Get Model Sketches from within the drawing environment but it doesn't work.  I also note that none of the unconsumed sketches from within the part actually show in the tree in the drawing environment; only protrusions, fillets etc show.

 

I am using Inventor 2010.

 

Thanks

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japike
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 04:25 AM in reply to: dbrblg

Right click on the part in the drawing browser and select "Get Model Sketches".  Then right click on the sketch in the drawing browser and select "Include".

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Jeff
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 05:11 AM in reply to: dbrblg

Hi Jeff, 

 

Thanks for your reply.  

 

I can select the Get Model Sketches option but there are no sketches showing in the tree for me to include!!

 

Thanks

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japike
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 05:19 AM in reply to: dbrblg

Can you attached your files?

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Jeff
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dbrblg
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 05:44 AM in reply to: japike

Here we are...

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sbixler
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 07:53 AM in reply to: dbrblg

I don't know what's going on, but if I place the same view by defining a custom orientation looking straight at that top surface, I can then include the two unconsumed sketches.  But that top surface is parallel to the XZ plane, so an ordinary top view should produce the same result...

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japike
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 07:58 AM in reply to: dbrblg

Strange!!

 

Here's what I've tried:

 

I opened your files and the sketches were not visible in the drawing browser.

 

I made views of your part in a new drawing using my template.  The sketches would not show up in the drawing.

 

I made a new part and inserted it into my drawing.  The sketches showed up in the drawing.  So, here I had both my part and your part in the same drawing.  Sketches worked on mine but not on yours.

 

I inserted views of my part into your drawing and the sketches showed up in the drawing.  Again, the sketches worked on views of my part, but not on views of your part.

 

So, I'm starting to think there is something wrong with your part.  Can you make a very simple new part with a sketch in it and see if that will show up in a drawing?

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Jeff
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japike
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Message 8 of 17 (487 Views)

Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 08:06 AM in reply to: sbixler

Really!!!!!

I can't get the sketches to show up that way.

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Jeff
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sbixler
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 08:23 AM in reply to: japike

I placed a new base view, clicked on the "Change View Orientation Button", then used the View Face tool and selected the surface where the sketches are.  That view will include sketches, but placing a top view will not!

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japike
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Re: Sketch Question

02-18-2011 08:41 AM in reply to: sbixler

AHA!

When I use the View Face tool, it works here as well.  Nice one Sam.

Very strange problem.

Peace,
Jeff
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