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Error Message - Check Sketch for Feature

The Check Sketch for Feature tool examines sketches for errors in contour that might prevent a feature from being created. It checks for error that are common to all contour types, and, if you select a feature type, it also checks the contour type required for the feature type. When errors are diagnosed, the problem geometry is highlighted.

This example checks a sketch for use in creating a Base Revolve feature.

To check a sketch:

  1. In an open sketch, click Tools > Sketch Tools > Check Sketch for Feature.
  2. For Feature Usage, select Base Revolve.

    Multiple Disjoint Closed is displayed as the Contour type.

  3. Click Check.

    A diagnostic message is displayed, and the corresponding extraneous line is highlighted.

    The sketch cannot be used for a feature because an endpoint is wrongly shared by multiple entities.

  4. Delete the highlighted line.
  5. Click Check again.

    The same message appears and a different extraneous line is highlighted.

    The sketch cannot be used for a feature because an endpoint is wrongly shared by multiple entities.

  6. Delete the highlighted line.
  7. Click Check again.

    A new message indicates that the highlighted line is not connected to the intersecting lines.

    The sketch has more than one open contour.

  8. Trim one end of the line and extend the other end.
  9. Click Check again.

    Now all the errors have been found and corrected.

    No problems found. The sketch contains 1 closed contour(s) and 0 open contour(s).

  10. Click Close.

To create the base revolve feature:

  1. Click Revolved Base/Boss (Features toolbar) or Insert > Base/Boss > Revolve.
  2. Select the line shown as the axis of revolution.
  3. Click to complete the feature.

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