Creo 2 embeds sketches under the feature like SolidWorks does. This is one of the most annoying things about SolidWorks. I assume there is a setting that allows you to change it to leave the sketch in the model tree as it was constructed based on history, and allows it to access the sketch like a shortcut on a drop down under the feature that uses it. Can someone share where this is?
Hi Ryan, I am not sure what you mean. Creo 2.0 uses an external sketch to make a feature such as an extrusion and puts a link to it under that feature. Seems like this is what you wanted. True that the default behaviour is to hide the original sketch and maybe this is what you are not seeing. If that is the case then it could be your tree settings. See Doug is already onto this 🙂
As far as I can see this is the same behaviour as for WF5 and I have attached a picture for that too.
Hi Ryan, I suppose to 100% accurate Solikdworks followed the method ProEngineer / Creo use.
Depending on your preferred workflow, sketch then feature, or start the feature and create the sketch inside the feature. The first method will create the sketch outside the feature as shown in Dough's model tree. The latter will embed the sketch in the feature.
This issue is why I almost never use a sketched feature/curve to make another feature directly. If I want to see the sketch/curves I will create it seperately and then when I make the new feature I will use edge of that previous sketch. Just a modeling practice I like and helps me see the model tree better too. This also works well with master modeling techniques where I create driving curves for top level geometry and use those curves or parts of the curve/sketch to create downstream surfaces, protrusions, etc.
Sincerely, Mark A. Peterson Design Engineer Varel International -
Thumbs up on Mark's approach below. I always build my sketches as separate features high up in the model tree (or in a skeleton part), and then create my solids and surfaces and only reference portions of the sketches made earlier with the USE EDGE command. It's a rare occasion that I end up embedding an entire previously sketched feature underneath a solid or surface.
Scott Schultz Principal Consultant 3D Relief Inc Raleigh, NC (919)259-0610