Does anybody know a way to check the "degrees of freedom" of entities and vertices in 3d sketches?
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Other than moving the vertex around? If you right-click the vertex and choose "3D Move/Rotate", you can use the triad to move it.
I don't know if there is a "Show degrees of freedom" option like there is for a 2D sketch...
Yeah, that's what I already do.
but when my 3d sketches show some green lines (not all black), I know they are not completely constrained.
How can I find out how to completely constrain them?
Do you know a good link that explains the details of this?
Incidentally, none of the vertices move along any of the 3 axes, meaning they are all completely fixed.
So why would some of the lines show up green?
See attached sketch.
I've noticed that sometimes 3D sketches will do that. The entities are fully constrained, but the colors don't update to reflect this. When I dragged the vertex in your first 3D sketch, it didn't move and the colors updated to show as fully constrained. But, when I exited the sketch, they went back to unconstrained colors.
It's annoying, and frankly I think it's a bug.
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That's all I need to know.
I wonder why Adsk refuses to fix thse age-old defects in theri software??
Nearly all of my 3D sketches are created and controlled by 2D sketches.
Can you attach a file that exhibits this behavior?
oops, I missed that attachment.
I would use 2D sketches to create and control (might not even use 3D sketch at all for that).
Every time I do a job, I consider whether or not to use a "proven" method that has problems, or trying to invent a new method to do things.
This time I wanted to try 3d sketches to see if they don't break when things change. That's the problem I consistently encounter when using projected entities between sketches.
How do you propose keeping projected entities btw sketches from breaking when dims and geometric shapes change?
Now that I'm working these 3d sketches, it seems like this problem happens only with angled lines.
I realize there's no such thing as an angled line in 3d space. Probably has something to do with construction planes and orthographic basis of the 3d sketches?
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