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Construction line used in creation of a Revolved Surface? I assumed construction lines "ignored".

christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
I stumbled across this creating a revolved surface. In Sketch 1 is a construction line that is to be used as the axis of revolution. When doing a surface it fails saying surface intersects itself. But click on Solid and it creates the solid! Something to watch out for?? I selected the entire sketch by picking on it in the Feature list. I assumed any construction line would be "ignored".



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    brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,138 PRO
    @christopher_owens good tip, this maybe even classed as a bug but not of high priority. 

    I tend to use construction lines allot less in Onshape than SW, as it seems to be able to handle most things with out having to have construction lines. However still a good tool in the arsenal.


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    Narayan_KNarayan_K Member Posts: 379 ✭✭✭
    Yes, i am also faced same issue when i creating a surface.Construction line is allowing to create surface.

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    andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I see this as rather undesirable behaviour. I'm not closed-minded on this point, but there would have to be a pretty persuasive reason. 
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    christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
    Well I was "testing" something else and needed a simple revolved 360DEG Surface, so I quickly created Sketch 1, a filleted box "out in space" and placed a vertical construction line for the axis on the Origin. I had images but I guess I forgot to attach them and they are on another computer (must learn to put all of those in my Google Drive!). Yes I could of either created two sketches or "window-box select" the solid sketch entities. New OS habit of picking the Sketch in the feature list! Otherwise I might not of noticed this, until it came up in a more complex Surface! (OS why is this failing!!??)
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    christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
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