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Sketch has completely disspeared

florent_herbingerflorent_herbinger Member Posts: 7
I've been working on a sketch that has quite a few dimensions. From time to time, the sketch would completely disappear, but I was able to retrieve it after reloading OnShape a couple of times.

However, this time my sketch has completely disappeared and no amount of reloading, opening, closing, etc. is bringing it back. Here is the document: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/eb1b728ea13c376be990ac2b/w/5ba54a58033f6c4dbe36c230/e/1e08995eb9166347fdecd373

Does anyone have a solution? I would be absolutely devastated if I permanently lost my sketch as I have been working on it for months.

Best regards,



  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,163
    When you use a sketch for an extrude, the sketch gets hidden by default. Click the eye icon next to the sketch in the feature list to show it again.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • florent_herbingerflorent_herbinger Member Posts: 7
    Thanks for the response NeilCooke. After restoring the sketch over and over again to a previous moment and trying to get past a particular dimensioning constraint, I was finally able to finish the sketch. I have learned my lesson in never having such a complex sketch again. It's probably better to have several smaller sketches and constrain them together. However, I'm not sure how I would ultimately export the whole sketch as a DXF as this was my goal.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,163
    No worries, looks like I misunderstood your problem. To output them all as one, extrude one of the profiles and make a drawing of that part. Then right-click the view and show sketches. Then export the drawing (may be better without a drawing border).
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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