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Drag and Rotate entire sketch

Does anyone know how to drag an entire sketch and rotate it, without using coordinates/inputting angles? Almost like you would with an image in Word. I have multiple cutouts to position along a wing rib, hence they are all at varying angles and positions and I would like to copy the sketch without needing to redraw it every time.

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Re: Drag and Rotate entire sketch

These videos should help to get you going in the right direction:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8FVIfB0ofo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y41cSCdZvCg

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Drag and Rotate entire sketch

 sketch the sketch on a coordinate system.  Constrain the sketch to this coordinate system.  Then you can drag and rotate the coordinate system like you are mentioning.  Make sure in your sketch you constrain "everyting" to the coordinate system.  Do not have constraints like horizontal and vertical.

 

The 2D synch tools work also but you loose constraints during rotations and such.

Re: Drag and Rotate entire sketch

Could you (associatively) instance/transform/pattern the CURVES of the sketch?

The only issue would be if you add curves to the original sketch...

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be steemed than diseaseled


Re: Drag and Rotate entire sketch

Something like this?

 

Move feature is non associative with sketches

 

Create sketch.

Create plane of sketch cures

Create extract body to copy plane

Use move object to move extracted copy

Extrude face edged to get pockets

Rinse and repeat (copy and paste extract, move & extrude features)

Re: Drag and Rotate entire sketch

Could you use "pattern feature" or "pattern faces" on the resultant pocket?

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be steemed than diseaseled