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Use sketch geometry that I can't "reach"

I'm making a hinge that attaches a top and a bottom.  I'd like to project the hinge geometry I've created on the bottom to the top.  But both he sketch feature and the area on the top is "inside" the two parts.  I've tried to use section view with no luck.  Is this a product of a poor design strategy?  Or is there a way I can project the geometry (use) even though it is "inside" the parts.  Here is a link to the document:  Thanks

Best Answer


  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 1,968 PRO
    You can hide the other parts temporarily in order to select the sketch faces you need to use.
  • john_reed263john_reed263 Member Posts: 5 EDU
    Thanks for replying.  I know about hide.  But if I hide the part, I no longer have access to the geometry I want to USE on the other part.   Am I missing something?
  • steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    By chance, is this what you are trying to end up with ??

  • john_reed263john_reed263 Member Posts: 5 EDU
    Whoa!  :o  Didn't know about that method.  That solves my problem in a different (better) way.  Thank you
  • steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭
    That solves my problem in a different (better) way.  Thank you
    I'm glad to hear it helped

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