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Generating a sketch that can be derived in other part studios

Cedric_EveleighCedric_Eveleigh Member, OS Professional Posts: 41 PRO
I'm new to feature script. I'm trying to create a feature script that generates a sketch that can be derived in another part studio. So far, the feature script generates a sketch, but this sketch is not shown as an option when attempting to derive it in another part studio.

Standard sketches can be derived, so I looked into the standard sketch feature (sketch.fs in the std code), and I tried copying some stuff, but I couldn't get something working. I don't understand what's going in sketch.fs (with the startFeature, endFeature, return newSketchOnPlane, etc). 

Any help is appreciated.

Comments

  • Alex_KempenAlex_Kempen Member Posts: 221 EDU
    Okay, this is a bit curious. I believe there's some internal juju going on with sketches created using the sketch feature which makes them available for individual selection in the derive menu. Notably, selecting an entire part studio will bring in any FS-created sketches (along with everything else in the part studio), but FS-created sketches can't be selected individually, and the part studio won't be available as an option if the only thing inside the part studio are FS-created sketches. Fortunately, this last part can be circumvented by adding pretty much anything, including an empty sketch:

    Still, it's quite annoying to have to put an empty sketch in every part studio and remember to select the entire part studio when deriving.
  • Cedric_EveleighCedric_Eveleigh Member, OS Professional Posts: 41 PRO
    @Alex_Kempen
    I need to derive a specific sketch (hopefully generated by a feature studio) from a part studio with a lot of content, so it's not an option to derive the whole part studio. Your suggestion is interesting but it doesn't solve my problem.
  • caden_armstrongcaden_armstrong Member, User Group Leader Posts: 52 PRO
    As you've figured out, a sketch generated from a featurescript is not equivalent to an original sketch.
    The only way I know of to achieve what you're trying to do is with the API.
    The API can be used to create "real" sketches programmatically. 
    I've also been able to take a sketch from one part studio and recreate it in another using the API, but I'm not sure if that can be done with a sketch created via FS. It might be possible I just haven't tried it yet.
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