Detach sketch from a face

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Detach sketch from a face

Postby josegegas » Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 am

Several times I have found myself creating a sketch attached to a face and then using:


to detach it from the face. The objective is simply to "remember" the position. The sketch is then used to create another part, not a pad or a pocket derived from the original bodie. I just use this to set the possition of the new sketch where I want it to be. I was wondering if there is an easier way of doing this or, in case there is not, I think it may be usefull to add an option to the graphic interface that runs the above comand over the selected sketch.
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Re: Detach sketch from a face

Postby chrisb » Tue May 08, 2018 11:07 am

On the GUI you use PartDesign->Reorient Sketch and confirm the first question with "yes". "Cancel" the second question about which plane you want to place it on.