External geometry will not select edge

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robinh
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External geometry will not select edge

Post by robinh » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:03 pm

I am following "Sandbox:Basic Part Design Tutorial 018"

At the point "After the face is selected, click on the New sketch icon in the toolbar or from the Part Design menu and that will map our next sketch to the back face of the part. Now select Sketcher CreateRectangle.png rectangle tool and place a rectangle on the rear face of the part in a similar fashion as shown below. Now following the steps listed, constrain the sketch.

Select one of the horizontal lines apply a horizontal distance constraint and a value of 5 mm.
Select one of the vertical lines and give it a vertical distance constraint and a value of 11 mm.
Select Sketcher External.png External geometry tool
Select the upper right vertex of the face and click it so you are provided a point from the external geometry to link our sketch to. "

My Sketcher view is of a square dimensioned 36" x 36" on the sketch on the face. I then choose the External geometry tool and move it around the sketch. If I move it near the 36" square, I get a Stop sign icon. If I move it near the top right corner of the face, or bottom right the same. If I go to the actual top left corner or bottom left corner, the white cross hairs remain and I can click inthose locations. But when I do, I get the Report view
"Selected external reference plane must be normal to sketch plane. Failed to add external geometry: Not able to add external shape element"

Here is the file:
Foundation.FCStd
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Where am I going wrong?


Using OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-18
Hash: 980bf9060e28555fecd9e3462f68ca74007b70f8
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
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Re: External geometry will not select edge

Post by papyblaise » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:50 pm

Hi
yes some time isn't easy to worck in this case go to "Filaire mode and selecte the edge

Nota : don't use parm color for the sketchline color because as you can see it's the same color as Ref line
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robinh
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Re: External geometry will not select edge

Post by robinh » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:52 am

Thanks.

I switched to using the daily build and found code much more stable.

Many things that did not work in FC18 are better in nightly's.



OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.19300 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 1a8df1ab03975277f594e1f6ce75ed94f15b438c
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/United States (en_US)
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