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grace_kellygrace_kelly Member Posts: 2
I'm creating the outline of a ring on OnShape and getting ready to extrude it, however, the outline is made up of 6 separate lines. I am trying to figure out how to connect these lines to make a continuous line, however, I'm a bit stuck.
(P.S I'm very new to OnShape so if the answer is really obvious, I apologise in advance.)

**I want the 6 lines in the outer line to be connected, rather than to all be separate, this way i'll be able to extrude it.**


  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Hi and welcome :+1:
    The important thing here is not that they're one line, but they're they're coincident. (ie meet exactly at a point.)
    If you do that the inner part of your sketch will turn grey, indicating you have an enclosed "sketch region".  It's this region we'll extrude...

    There are some great examples and webinar recording for learning this stuff.  Have a look for sketch basics or sketch fundamentals.

    Feel free to shout with any questions as you come to them.
    Cheers, Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,901 PRO
    You also don't need to worry about trimming etc.

    just get the shape, constrain the intersections and extrude the areas you want.

  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭✭
    If you're new to Onshape, or even to CAD in general, it's well worth your time to go through the tutorials. Lots of questions get answered as you go.

    Onshape Fundamentals
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,578
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • grace_kellygrace_kelly Member Posts: 2
    Thanks Everyone for your help, I now realised I took a very hard and long way to get the shape I wanted when it could have been so much simpler. I know how I need to fix it. Thanks Again!
  • david_velozdavid_veloz Member Posts: 2
    If you want to do this for the purpose of moving your sketch as one part within the sketch, a workaround I found was to “over-define” the shape with dimensions. Then when you move a single line, splice, etc. the whole “shape” will move. 
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