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Replace Sketch Entities

The Replace Sketch Entity command lets you replace one sketch entity with another without breaking downstream references (unless the downstream reference requires a different type of geometry, such as mates). For example, if you replace a line with a spline, downstream features that reference faces created by that spline, will rebuild successfully.

When you delete one sketch entity and replace it, you often need to create a new set of references. If you use the Replace Sketch Entity command instead, the new entity inherits references from the old one and you don’t need to recreate them. During the replacement, you can also change inherited references and add new ones.

You can replace only one entity at a time.

To access the Replace Sketch Entity command:
  • Right-click a sketch entity and click Replace Entity.
  • Right-click a sketch entity and click Delete. In the Sketcher Confirm Delete dialog box, click Replace Entity.
  • Click Tools > Sketch Tools > Replace Tool_Replace_Entity.


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