I am modelling a bridge with multiple sections. Some of these sections use the same cross-sectional drawing in sketcher. Is it possible for me to draw this sketch once, and then use it again when I need it for a different part of the bridge?
I found the references to pattern tables..... I' m not sure if I can use it though. They use it with references to a perpendicular plane. I already have the sections along the curve defined. Is there a way for me to select the predefined curve sections for the table?
I created a 3D projection curve, then used the split curve option to segment my curve into sectional curves.
And what do you mean about saving all my dimensions? I just use save copy when I'm in sketcher. I assume that the program should save all my dimensions. Since my sketch is really complicated, I put in a lot of centerlines for alignment, hoping that this would keep all my dimensions. When I reload my sketch, many of these lines are still skewed.
Sorry, I was assuming your section curves were sketched.
If there are dimensions to external entities like datum-planes Pro/E can't maitain this ref so those dimensions cannot be saved.
Another thing is if you had to dial down sketcher accuracy to regen your sketch the way you want it too, this accuracy needs to be set in any repeat sections - Pro/E doesn't maintain a record of this...
Sketch the sections first as Datum Curves. You can then copy the curve feature as many times as you need using Feature/Copy. If you make them independent copies you can modify the curves afterwards. Then use these datum curves as references for your solid or surface geometry.