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Paste Into Sketch Not Working Properly

MotorcycleWriterMotorcycleWriter Member Posts: 13
I have a complex sketch I'm working on. Well, complex for me, as this is my first attempt at CAD. I'm already an aerospace engineer so this will be easy for me to learn, right? :-/ I have new respect for mechanical design. It is listed in the public documents as "Motorcycle Headlight Frame." 

One of the sketches is the outline of the frame, the other sketch is the holes. Ultimately I need to extrude the frame and leave the holes as holes. The dimensioning lines were starting to get in the way of selecting axes so I broke the sketch up into two. I figured I'd just merge the sketches into one when I was done since that's an obvious feature for a CAD package to have. Turns out I know less about CAD than I thought, which isn't surprising because I knew nothing and assumption is the mother of all...

So, I found the copy/paste feature. I watched several tutorials on this: you copy the sketch and then select paste into sketch. However, when I do this, the pasted sketch is misaligned. It shows the transform tool, which I'm assuming can be used to align the sketches, but it isn't working as shown in the tutorials either. The videos are all a year or so old so the workflow may have changed since then.

I'm using a Mac with Safari but that shouldn't matter since all the computing is being done in a server farm somewhere and my fancy computer is just acting as a terminal.

Any advice on what I'm doing wrong?


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