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Using Featurescript generated sketch as profile in loft

fstfst Member Posts: 47 ✭✭
Hi! I have created a new FeatureScript that draws a parametric sketch (so I can make patterns that depend on parameters - something that is currently not possible with the sketcher).
This worked well so far, I can use two instances of the new feature to create one sketch on parallel construction planes each.
Now I want to loft the sketches. My first intuitive attemps was to click on "profile" in the loft and then on the two custom features. But apparently I cannot select the two features, even though they generate (just) a sketch each, they don't seem to count as sketch/profile. And I cannot type sketch names either (the name of the sketch that is created by the featurescript is just id + "_sketch", so it would be easy to derive).
Can I somehow declare that a custom featurescript returns (and thus should be treated like) a sketch?

Alternatively I could create the entire body with several such sketches and lofts in between inside one featurescript - but being able to do the lofting in the UI might be nicer as it keeps the Featurescript part to a minimum - is this possible?


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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,650 PRO
    Can you not just pick the sketch region (or edges if doing a surface) in the graphics area?
    or are you not seeing the sketches generated by your FS?
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    fstfst Member Posts: 47 ✭✭
    Thank you @eric_pesty that works! Was always clicking on the node in the construction history tree - which apparently is only possible for usual sketches (in hindsight probably because one featurescript can create various stuff).
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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,650 PRO
    Glad that helped, note that selecting the sketch from the tree only allows you to select the entire region (which can be a good shortcut) while selecting in the graphics area allow selecting only certain areas of the sketch so you have much greater control!
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