I created a new little model this morning. (about 60 features) This is a fairly simple injection molded part complete with jump parting lines, full draft and rounds.
Now, this afternoon, I'm trying to modify the sketch for Extrude (feature 13). How I want to modify the sketch will requires that I select an additional reference axis to properly capture my design intent. so... while in the sketch I select Sketch, References, and I get a warning that says... "The section has several dependent features. Adding or Deleting references is not allowed." (attached is a picture)
What! I'm not allowed to modify a sketch because there are child features???? Isn't that what the "re-route" function is for? Anyway...
Here's the specs: WF4, M160, I have Foundation, AAX, and ISDX licenses. I have checked the "reference control" settings... and everything is set to "all".
I'm quite sure that I have never seen this message before, and at this point I am totally stumped as to what may have changed on my system to cause this warning to pop up.
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Thanks Doug, I also received a similar reply from Dan Wolf. This explaines exactly why I have never seen this message in my 15+ years. Most of my experience is in advanced surfacing class "A" modeling of cosmetic parts, but this was such a simple little part, I decided it would be a good idea to just slam it out in solid mode. (which included mirroring this particular feature) Guess it wasn't such a good idea after all. (at lease the mirroring part)
Just don't understand why PTC would disable reference modification just because a feature has been mirrored...
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Doug Schaefer < -> wrote:
Actually, if the part is symmetric or nearly so and you want to mirror, mirror the entire part by selecting the part name at the top of the model tree and then Edit > Mirror. This doesn't create the issue with references; all your prior features will be completely editable.
If it's not 100% symmetric, build everything that is, mirror then add the non-symmetric features after.