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Is There a Method To Create a Sketch Template?

larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 438 PRO
I am forever creating a construction line on the x and y axis for every new sketch. Is there a way to make those lines 'sticky' for every new sketch or when opening any new sketch have them (among other items if wanted) already placed in every new sketch?

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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,269
    No, but if you are using those construction lines for mirroring, did you know you can mirror sketch entities about the default planes? You could also “use” the lines from the first sketch. 
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 438 PRO
    Thanks Neil, I tend to use them to help define a sketch (even the first sketch), in a LOT of sketches. Not saying it's a recommended practice but am always looking for ways to save time/clicks. A bit surprised there's no such feature.

    Thanks again
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 438 PRO
    Typically the default planes are sufficient, it is very rare you should need to explicitly define axis if you are coming off of the origin.
    Will keep this in mind...
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,381
    I just verified that (in addition to all the good suggestions above), that you can copy a sketch (the one you use all the time) to the clipboard and then just paste it on to any face or plane as a starting point :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
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