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What does the small grey arrow mean?

Hello Community,

 

What does the small grey arrow on the command tree mean and how does it effect the model?

 

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Any assistance is much appreciated :-)

 

TC

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Accepted by topic author TeslaCannon
‎09-18-2015 08:29 AM

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?

The grey arrow means "Sketch with a problem".

 

See the following Solid Edge help page for more on PathFinder icons:

 

http://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/se/108/help/#uid:index_create_part:xid279997Smiley Tonguethfndb2a

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?

Hi there,

 

As Dave points out, there are geometry errors....this will usually occur when a dimension or a relationship nolonger has, or has lost, reference to that entitiy.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST9 [MP5] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?

The real question is how do you go about debugging the problem when the geometry shows black (fully constrained) yet still broken?

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?


nanan00 wrote:

The real question is how do you go about debugging the problem when the geometry shows black (fully constrained) yet still broken?


Hi there,

 

In that case, I'd be looking at the plane the geometry was created on.....it's location & orientation is subject to the same edge/face locate errors, if they change/diasappear.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST9 [MP5] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?

Sean, yea that can be it but it would be nice to know what is broken, the program knows its broken so why doesn't it just say so?  Immagine writing a document in word only to have it tell you that there are spelling and grammer issues but not pointing out where they are...

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?

From the help documentation link I sent you originally:

 

"Feature with a problem (select the feature in PathFinder and see the PromptBar for details)"

 

So when I select a sick sketch feature in my PromptBar it (and pop up tool tip) is telling me what is wrong with the feature.  Are you not seeing this behaviour?

 

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?

Try as I might I can't find an SE definition for the term "sick". Do you starve or feed a sick feature?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP6 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?

For those who wear their caps on backwards they may be forgiven for thinking that Solid Edge is actually paying them a compliment for creating such a cool feature.  "That reference plane is really sick, man!"

Re: What does the small grey arrow mean?


chrisstandring wrote:

"That reference plane is really sick, man!"


 

MR STANDRING!.......10 minutes in the naughty corner!  Robot wink

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST9 [MP5] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10