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Stop sketches being consumed by feature

seank

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I've got a lofted surface - 2 profiles, 2 guide curves.

I want to add a 3rd guide curve between the two profiles - and referenced to them.

But the 4 sketches are consumed by the loft feature and although I've found how to insert my 3rd guide curve amongst the sketches - expand the feature and drag the insert line to the appropriate point - its a real faff and requires you to unhide the various elements.

Can I simple stop the sketches being consumed in the 1st place so they stay in order in the feature list?

Cheers, Sean
 

egsindia

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SolidWorks Sketches are Reusable

Hello:

Sketches in SolidWorks are re-usable though they are a child of another feature. If more than one feature uses a sketch, that becomes a shared sketch.

You can also use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V to copy and paste sketches and then establish different relationships, as well. Instead of controlling the view of every sketch, I would suggest you to use the show/hide option under Views for sketches to view them or hid them as you work.
 

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