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Unconstrained lines display as constrained depending on cursor location

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Julie_7
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Unconstrained lines display as constrained depending on cursor location

In the screen clipping below the unconstrained lines are shown in blue when the cursor is outside of the bounded area of the sketch (light blue background).

 

Julie_7_0-1707851095094.png

 

When I move the cursor over the bounded area shaded in light blue the unconstrained lines show as constrained which makes it hard to work on a sketch that is zoomed to show a small part of it.

 

Julie_7_1-1707851230284.png

 

However, if I am currently hovering on any item in the sketch, such as the constrained line that is dark blue below, then the unconstrained lines display correctly.

Julie_7_2-1707851286811.png

 

 

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jeff_strater
in reply to: Julie_7

You more than likely have two lines on top of each other - one under constrained, the other fully constrained.  What happens if you use Select Other (long LMB press)?  Do you see two lines in the dialog?

 


Jeff Strater
Engineering Director
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Julie_7
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I do not see any extra lines, even using the long press. I had already added the dimension to fully constrain those lines shortly after my post. I will just accept your solution and keep my eyes open for it to happen again.
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jeff_strater
in reply to: Julie_7

The reason I suggested this was at least partially because you had been asking questions on a different thread about copy/paste.  What can happen is:  If you start a paste, then cancel, because of a weirdness in the transaction model, you can end up with duplicate geometry on top of the original.  Paste is really 2 commands:  Paste creates the new geometry, then throws you right into the Move command, with the newly-pasted geometry selected.  If you cancel, it only cancels the Move, by that time the paste has already been committed.  I've lobbied for years to get this fixed, but it is harder than it seems.


Jeff Strater
Engineering Director
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Julie_7
in reply to: Julie_7

I finally understand what is happening.

Afterthought added: I really do not understand. My final experiment confused me even more. Also, I manually added cursors to my images because they are not part of the screen capture.

 

In the following sketch you can see that nothing is fully constrained. All the lines are the same color and the background color of all the enclosed regions are the same color.

Julie_7_2-1710004784176.png

 

When I move the cursor into the outer circle, the bounded area is "selected" and the bounding sketch lines look like they are fully constrained.

 

When I said "selected" above that is not really the case as selected, such as when extruding changes the selection to a dark blue. In this case you can see that the area where the cursor is located has changed to a slightly different shade, which I assume is just to indicate the bounded region as useful information to the user. Although I do think knowing the extent of the bounded region is helpful when sketching, I do not think that the bounding lines should look like they are fully constrained. This makes it hard to work on the sketch and finish constraining all the lines. Maybe the bounding lines could show in a different color.

Julie_7_3-1710004850273.png

More experimentation just proved that my thinking about the color change of the background of the region where the cursor is was done to show the bounded area. However, I just added a constraint to the center most circle and the result is that the background colors change. Now the background of the area enclosed by the fully constrained circle is shown in the "selected" color.

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I think that I have come full circle. When the cursor is moved into a bounded area of the sketch, that area is displayed as if the area and bounding lines are fully constrained even though they are not. This leads me to believe that my initial post was an accurate description of a problem with sketching. Regardless of when the cursor is located, when in sketch mode all lines not fully constrained should be displayed as such.

 

 

 

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