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Creating a sketch from a face, with edges imported

KimSJKimSJ Member Posts: 2
Forgive me if I've missed the obvious. I want to create a sketch from a face, and import some of the edges of that face into the sketch. How do I do that?
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  • KimSJKimSJ Member Posts: 2
    Ah. Just realized you can only use "use" on edges, not faces. (why not? :) That's why I was getting "Could not project the selected entities into the current sketch." Thanks for your help.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,225 PRO
    Sure thing.  That's odd, Using a whole face usually works, but will project just the outline, not any inner loops.

    @philip_thomas can you shed any light here please?

    Cheers, Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 436
    Not Philip, but I believe "use" on a face will work unless the face is wholly or partially perpendicular to the sketch (the same is true for "use" on edges but it's less common).

    It would be much easier to understand your case if you linked to a public document! See the forum post checklist.
  • Cris_BowersCris_Bowers Member Posts: 246 PRO
    Using a face also only seems to work if you select the face after selecting the use command. When I select the face first I always get the "Could not project the selected entities into the current sketch." error.
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,245
    I believe that Kevin has acted appropriately as my proxy :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,225 PRO
    Thank you Mr. AlternativeLightShedder.
    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,225 PRO
    I believe that Kevin has acted appropriately as my proxy :)
    Too Slow Chinckenmarango.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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