Welcome to the Onshape forum! Ask questions and join in the discussions about everything Onshape.

First time visiting? Here are some places to start:
  1. Looking for a certain topic? Check out the categories filter or use Search (upper right).
  2. Need support? Ask a question to our Community Support category.
  3. Please submit support tickets for bugs but you can request improvements in the Product Feedback category.
  4. Be respectful, on topic and if you see a problem, Flag it.

If you would like to contact our Community Manager personally, feel free to send a private message or an email.

Any Way To Delete Use Constraints En Masse?

larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 438 PRO
I've seen this topic raised but don't know if there is a solution. I'm sketching 'in context' and the new sketch is based off another part which creates 'use' constraints from the other sketch as the new sketch is developed. Problem is I now need to modify the new sketch and no longer need the use constraints after the sketch has been created. The next sketch will be based upon this new sketch, or another context, but the use constraints are in the way for the next step. Deleting them one by one is tedious to say the least.

Would like to 'use' a previous sketch without the 'use' constraints. Any way to do so? Or an option? Tried  to copy the sketch but it copies to the origin which creates other problems to relocate in its proper location.

Any help greatly appreciated.


  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 438 PRO
  • emmett_weeksemmett_weeks Onshape Employees Posts: 26
    Hi Larry, wiggling the sketch with the transform tool will break the use constraints. You can move it one inch to the side and one inch back.
    If you go the copy paste route, the transform tool will snap to points, so you can project a single vertex and use it as an alignment point for the pasted sketch.
  • larry_haweslarry_hawes Member Posts: 438 PRO
    That helped a lot Emmett. Not exactly the flexibility I was hoping for but I ended up moving (wiggled with the transform tool) the sketch x and y then back again and the use constraints were gone as you suggested.

    Din't know about the copy paste to a single vertex, will try that next.
Sign In or Register to comment.