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Caution! Sketching in "in-context" mode and "using" edge lines of 3D elements from the assembly.

mormor Member Posts: 10 PRO
When working  on a sketch and "using" (copying) 3D elements edges while in "In-Context" mode,
certain 3D elements from the assembly may appear and remain "glued" to the sketch (painted dark purple) even if no more in the in-context mode. 
In that case - closed lines enclosing an area, elsewhere on the sketch, that should define a surface (should be painted gray) may not be treated as surface and the gray inside will not be shown (neither will the "solid" function of EXTRUDE be available).
Deleting - on the sketch - all the purple 3D "glued" elements and their "used" edge lines, cured the problem.


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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,463
    The purple references remain after a context is closed. This is as-designed so that references are always available. 

    Not sure about your second comment. Can you go back in history in your doc to when the problem occurred, create a version and post it here so we can take a look?
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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