drmacro wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:00 pm
@chrisb I agree on auto remove.
but since I couldn't test it, I was thinking the horizontal and symmetry in the first line was probably causing an issue.
I was thinking the same but also point on object,
PuppyPower wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:09 am
. I like to draw lines that are not connected to any other, dimension them, and then join them to the existing sketch lines.
Well stop doing that then, use it as intended, you will no doubt cause yourself less confusion.
You are obviously adding conflicting and redundant constraints. Some will have been added by autoconstraints assuming that you have not disabled them.
Turn on report view, since you don't appear to be noticing the red errors that briefly pop up in the bottom boarder. The errors will be more obvious and will endure.
Upgrade to FreeCAD 0.19 as it has improvements in this area, There are pre compiled snapshots available for download that run without needing to be installed.
As others have said, the option of automatic removal of conflicting constraints, is useful for testing but can in itself cause more confusion and encourage bad practice, so maybe briefly try it but don't forget to turn it off again.
There are more options and better reporting of constraint conflicts in FreeCAD 0.19, including the function to select the conflicting constraints.
You also make diagnosis difficult and inaccurate since you didn't attach a FreeCAD file that demonstrates your issue.