quick61 wrote:Another thing with complex sketches like this, after taking Jim's suggestion to only do half and mirror, when starting the Sketch, start out with one closed profile and fully constrain it before starting to add more lines/arcs, etc.. This will help remove a massive amount of confusion in your construction of the sketch.
For instance, I would start with the lower corner like so -
Then add another closed profile and fully constrain -
- and one by one add a closed profile, fully, constrain, then do the next one by one and build it up like so -
Notice that I do not need near as much external geometry and only a few distance constraints. I'll take it you end result is desired to be looking something like this -
The Sketch around the outside is completely unnecessary and will not work when you try to Pocket. Just lay out your pockets on half the shape and then add a Mirror feature as Jim suggests.
This sounds like you have forked the model. If you could post the file of what you have, we should be able to explain what has happened where and how to fix it. Without it, it's only guessing.jjman6 wrote:So i have 2 more questions as it relates to the same draft.
#1 I've determined i need to relocate a few holes in my design. but when i go back & change the original sketch which locates them. It doesn't update the location in the final version? But when i show visibility for that sketch it shows the updated location.
#2 I've also decided to change the overall thickness of my design but can't figure out the best way to shave off 2mm from the bottom. Again going back to the original sketch that was padded won't update the end thickness as above (plus i need to shave the 2mm off the bottom). Whats the best way to make this change affect my final drawing without starting over (which i've already had to do a few times).