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Copy sketch to another plane

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate nileshlala on ‎10-28-2015 05:21 PM - last edited on ‎11-10-2015 01:45 PM |

It's extremely tedious to  have to draw the same shape on multiple faces without a simple click-copy-paste function, for relocation

to another plane. Further to that, the ability for said pasted sketch to be snapped to the center of the original if it's needing to overlap.

By: Advisor
| Posted ‎10-29-2015 12:28 AM , edited ‎10-29-2015 12:28 AM |

I'm guessing you're working in history/parametric mode? As in direct mode, you're allowed to move and reuse sketches everywhere. 

By: Advocate nileshlala
| Posted ‎10-29-2015 01:41 PM

 What do you mean by "direct mode" ?

By: Advisor
| Posted ‎10-29-2015 04:16 PM
Not history based, there's a gear icon on the lower right of timeline which allows you to disable timeline, that'll bring you to direct mode though be warned that some tools work slightly different due to the nature of the modeling environment 
By: Advocate nileshlala
| Posted ‎11-02-2015 12:24 PM

I've tried what you've suggested but the drawing still stays on the original plane, can you please elaborate?

All I can think of as a semi work-around is making a body of the sketch, then pulling it up and creating an identical body through copying the first body

By: Employee
| Posted ‎11-12-2015 11:32 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
By: Employee
| Posted ‎11-12-2015 11:39 AM

Changed status to Under Review.  Tracking this internally as FUS-21074.


Thank you,


By: Advisor roambotics_scott
| Posted ‎02-10-2016 08:39 AM

It'd be great to have (optional) linking and support for (partial) symmetries and patterns along with this.


Something like synchronous design intent would be amazing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSCGNVVTrnQ

By: Employee
| Posted ‎05-03-2016 11:04 AM

@nileshlalanileshlala. You can copy and paste specific sketch entities by selecting them and then right clicking and selecting "Copy" from the context menu. Once you create a new sketch you can then go in and paste it. When you paste it you can manually move it. To get specific placement use the point to point option.


By: Employee
| Posted ‎05-05-2016 11:50 AM

The ability to copy/paste sketch features is in our bakclog (tracked internally as FUS-21074), but isn't currently a high priority.  Moving this to Future Consideration.




By: Employee
| Posted ‎05-05-2016 11:50 AM
Status changed to: Future Consideration
By: Explorer torrance.96
| Posted ‎07-08-2016 11:00 PM

Well I hope this becomes a high priority because it's quite important to have.  In Solidworks it's called Blocks.  There's another related thread: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/ideastation-request-a-feature-or/block-rubberstamp-for-repeated-eleme...



By: Enthusiast john.grimshaw
a month ago |

Can you not just project the sketch and break the link? I'm sure I've done that in the past to then have the same sketch but the ability to edit it based on my new reference plain?

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