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Copy geometry from Sheet1 to 2DModel


Hi all.
Taking the first tutorial as an example, I drew elements directly on Sheet1.
Now that I saw that it is much better to draw on the 2DModel (to build Sheet1 later
from views of the 2DModel at any scale) I want to copy what I had drawn on Sheet1
to the 2DModel.
When I tried that (using copy/paste), the dimensions were not copied to the 2DModel,
and any attempt to add driving dimensions failed (only non driving dimensions were
allowed).
Of course I could redraw everything from scratch on the 2DModel, but is there a
way to copy all what's on Sheet1, including dimensions? (and then clear Sheet1 to
insert a 2DModel View in it).
Thank you.
Cedric
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Re: Copy geometry from Sheet1 to 2DModel

Cedric,
When you copy and paste, only the objects selected will be copied. If you
copy a line that has a dimension for the length, select both the line and
the dimension, if you need both to be pasted in the new location.
Dimensions need geometric parents. You cannot copy a dimension without also
copying the parent geometry that the dimension is connected to. Don't
copy/paste a line, then copy/paste the dimension connected to the original
line, and expect the pasted dimension to be connected to the originally
pasted line. As long as you copy them both at the same time the
associativity is maintained.
You can select everything to copy by holding down Ctrl and pressing 'A'.
This is select all. Then you can copy everything selected and then paste to
the new location. You can also use Ctrl+A to select everything to delete.
As far as the new dimensions not being driving dimensions, make sure you
still have 'Tools - Maintain relationships' turned on.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Copy geometry from Sheet1 to 2DModel


Thanks Ricky.
You were right. I just could copy everything correctly now and keep the driving
dimensions.
Regards.
Cedric.

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Cedric,
>When you copy and paste, only the objects selected will be copied. If you
>
>copy a line that has a dimension for the length, select both the line and
>
>the dimension, if you need both to be pasted in the new location.
>
>Dimensions need geometric parents. You cannot copy a dimension without also
>
>copying the parent geometry that the dimension is connected to. Don't
>copy/paste a line, then copy/paste the dimension connected to the original
>
>line, and expect the pasted dimension to be connected to the originally
>pasted line. As long as you copy them both at the same time the
>associativity is maintained.
>
>You can select everything to copy by holding down Ctrl and pressing 'A'.
>This is select all. Then you can copy everything selected and then paste to
>
>the new location. You can also use Ctrl+A to select everything to delete.
>
>As far as the new dimensions not being driving dimensions, make sure you
>still have 'Tools - Maintain relationships' turned on.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>