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Can't Sketch on Plane Created with opPlane


I am trying to create a new plane using opPlane, then create new sketch features on it. The plane shows up, but not the sketch. The body of the FS code is below. Thanks!

        var plane1 = opPlane(context, id + "plane1", {
                "plane" : plane(vector(0, 0, 2) * inch, vector(0, 0, 1), vector(1, 0, 0)),
                "width" : 6 * inch,
                "height" : 6 * inch
        var sketch1 = newSketch(context, id + "sketch1", {
                "sketchPlane" : qCreatedBy(makeId("plane1"), EntityType.FACE)
        // Create sketch entities here
        skText(sketch1, "text1", {
                "text" : "Hello",
                "fontName" : "OpenSans-Regular.ttf",
                "firstCorner" : vector(0, 0) * inch,
                "secondCorner" : vector(1, 1) * inch


  • _anton_anton Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 170
    edited March 2020
    Morning! The issue is where you're placing the sketch:

    "sketchPlane" : qCreatedBy(makeId("plane1"), EntityType.FACE)

    Try replacing the



    id + "plane1"
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,646
    I like to store this in a variable so that I don't have to rely on typing the same string correctly over and over:
    const planeId = id + "plane";
    opPlane(context, planeId, {...});
    const sketchId = id + "sketch";
    var sketch = newSketch(context, sketchId, { "sketchPlane" : qCreatedby(planeId, EntityType.FACE) });

    Additionally, it might be useful to know that if you do not need this plane to actually show up in your part studio, or if you are just going to delete it later, you could use newSketchOnPlane directly instead of newSketch.  

    Then your code would just look like:
    const sketchId = id + "sketch";
    var sketch = newSketchOnPlane(context, sketchId, { "sketchPlane" : plane(vector(0, 0, 2) * inch, vector(0, 0, 1), vector(1, 0, 0)) });

    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • matthew_mueller295matthew_mueller295 Member Posts: 6 EDU
    Changing it to id + "plane1" worked. And good to know about the newSketchOnPlane function. Thank you both!
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