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Sketches - How to locate /lock to feature behind the sketch plane

andrew_fairbankandrew_fairbank Member Posts: 2 EDU
Hi all,

looking to a feature similar to CREO - where you can activate features from other sketches/extrusions behind the current workplane, and select them on a sketch (orthogonally) that is on a plane parallel to it.

I am trying to create a sketch on the highlighted (yellow) surface and reference the slots behind it, but can not find a way to do this easily (rather than recreating dimensions from scratch)

Is it possible to select features below the sketch plane when drawing a sketch?

The tilde (~) shows nothing to select when I tried that.  

Hope this makes sense.



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    glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 577 ✭✭✭
    Hover over the sketch entity you want then RMB and pick Select Other from the drop down. You will get a list that includes the feature you need.

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    glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 577 ✭✭✭
    By the way, you can also hide things from the feature/parts on the fly while in sketch mode.

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