solidworks >> forming tool orientation sketch

by matt » Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:18:12 GMT

When did they change forming tools? Overall nice job, much simpler, but
they seem to have blown it big time with the orientation sketch unless
there is something I'm missing.

The orientation sketch cannot be edited. That in itself is not
necessarily a problem, but if the footprint of the feature is
symmetrical but the rest of the feature is not, then the "orientation"
sketch becomes a "disorientation" sketch. Manually created sketches are
ignored, it adds the giant "L", but this is not in the orientation sketch.

Fortunately you can edit it after you guess wrong.

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