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useless help or f1 key

Builder
Builder

I've been working on this enclosure for a couple of days. 

 

Ive noticed that there is this Bracket, red pencil, Bracket next to the sketch name.

 

I cannot find anything about in the help section, google is not my friend on this one, and there is nothing that I could find within the community.  Maybe I am first?  

 

Anyway any help to shed on this would be ideal for me to try to figure out how to get rid of it.

 

Thank you

 

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Re: useless help or f1 key

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Settings>Options>General>Indicate under-constrained sketch in PathFinder

LMGi
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Re: useless help or f1 key

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

that is the underconstrained sketch indicator.

 you can set this to be on or off is SE Options -> General -> "Indicate under-constrained profiles in Pathfinder"

 

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Matt Johnson
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Re: useless help or f1 key

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

This "red pencil" indicated under constrained profiles.

 

This can be turned on/off in Settings -> Options-> General -> Indicate Under-Constrained Profiles in PathFinder

Re: useless help or f1 key

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Snap!

Re: useless help or f1 key

Builder
Builder

how do we contrain the sketch, everything I have tried will not constrain it.  It is a simple 5/16 circle that is being used as an etch mark on a sheet metal.  I have a couple of enclosures that are like this. 

 

I've tried:

 

shutting down the program and booting it back up,

shut down the computer and restarting it

deleting the sketch and replacing back in

applied dims such as diameter and distance bewteen

 

all of these have left my dims blue instead of black.

 

I am lost on this

Re: useless help or f1 key

Builder
Builder

Never mind folks, Somehow I guess that when you start to poke around it starts to work.

 

 

Re: useless help or f1 key

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Lex-luthor, in order to fully constrain your sketch[s], the geometry needs to be locked by dimensions and/or relationships.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
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Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: useless help or f1 key

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Lex-luthor  Make sure the Lock on the Dimension command bar is shown as "Locked" and not "UnLocked".



Ken

Production: ST10 MP7
Testing: SE 2019
http://Grundey.blogspot.com

Re: useless help or f1 key

Builder
Builder

As a bit of a bonus,

 

I have researched some of the older models and have come across driven and driving dims

 

All of the model sketches were used and placed using the sketch mode along with peers, placing certain 5/16 circles in varous places and creating dims on that peice only.  The diameter dims would be in black, and there would be a square in the middle of the circle.  The other dims that I put in there are the measurement from top to bottom and left to right dims showing exact locations if neeeded.  Those dims are blue. 

 

However it did not effect the sketch to make it bad.  Even now, some of the dims are still blue and some black. 

 

The more that we know......