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Example for Replace Sketch Entity

In this example, you replace an arc with a spline.

To replace a sketch entity:

  1. Open install_dir\samples\whatsnew\sketching\replace_entity.sldprt.

    replace_entity_1

  2. In the FeatureManager design tree, select Boss-Extrude2 and right-click Edit Sketch skmaintb_03.png.
  3. In the graphics area, use the rotate and zoom tools to view the sketch as needed and select the spline near the top edge of the sketch.

    replace_entity_2

  4. In the pop-up toolbar, click Construction Geometry Tool_Construction_Geometry.

    This command converts Spline1 from construction geometry to a solid curve.

  5. Select the arc and in the pop-up toolbar, click Replace Entity Tool_Replace_Entity.

    replace_entity_3

    The Replace PropertyManager lists Arc2 as the entity to replace.

  6. In the PropertyManager, click Make Construction.
  7. In the graphics area, select Spline1.

    replace_entity_4

  8. Right-click PM_OK.gif and close the sketch.

The model automatically rebuilds.

Spline1, the new sketch entity, maintains all the dimensions and relations that had been defined for Arc2.

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