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toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Is there any toggle swtich in sketcher, that would make all the to-be-created curves or points to be reference objects by default?
 
Thanks!
 
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Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

So far i know there is no quick button/setting to auto create reference curves when creating lines in a sketch.

 

What you can do is after you created the curves use the feature "Convert To/From Reference"

In this feature you are able to select multiple curves and convert time in 1 time to reference curves.


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Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi @ruud_vandenbrand   Thanks for your reply!

 

Very often a sketch is mainly composed of reference objects. It seems to be a little painful to convert manually.

Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

"Very often a sketch is mainly composed of reference objects."

 

Not true for everyone; in fact, you may be in the minority on this point.

Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi @cowski1   You are right! Let me correct it: "Very often for myself, a sketch is mainly composed of reference objects."

Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Phenom
Phenom
@surfactant,

When finished with your sketch curves, set your preselection filter to curves, Ctrl+A to select all curves, MB3 -> Convert To/From Reference. That's about as efficient as I can think to accomplish what you're wanting but someone else may have a better method.
-Tim

Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi @TimF   Thanks!  Often in my sketches, there may be 5 general curves/points and 20 reference curves/points. With Ctrl-A I would still need to deselect those curves/points not for conversion to reference.

Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Phenom
Phenom
@surfactant,

Probably a good idea for an ER - have a Reference Curve toggle in Sketcher, either added to curve dialogs or just a standalone icon that did this for all curves - they've had similar ON/OFF standalone icons in the past....like the Associativity icon in Lines & Arcs toolset.
-Tim

Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi @TimF  Yes. A standalone toggle switch would be great!

Re: toggle switch for ref curves/points in sketch?

Phenom
Phenom
@surfactant,

Call it into GTAC and you're on your way!
-Tim