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Hello there,

 

Upgraded from SW 2012 to SW 2016 recently but I'm having a weird issue with dragging sketch endpoints. I can drag them, but a tiny movement of the cursor moves the point by a huge amount, and I cannot drag it back to it's original position.

 

Anyone with this same issue?


Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Parts and Features

Comments
Last comment By: Dan Pihlaja   Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:50:05 GMT
Re: Weird sketch endpoint drag behavior

It sounds kind of like you are not viewing the sketch parallel to the screen.   So that when you drag a tiny amount, it only moves that amount parallel to the viewing screen, but in reality, it slides a few inches.

 

Could this be the case?

 

As a side note, I have found it to be better to dimension the end point, then change the dimension, this way, view angles don't have any effect on the amount that it moves.....you are using actual numbers.   Even if you delete the dimension afterwards.

 

But, that being said, if you delete the dimension afterwards, you should make sure that your sketch is fully defined before you are done with your model.  If it is not fully defined, then some unpredictable behavior can happen when you are dragging things or changing things upstream.  (which might be exactly what you are experiencing)

By: Dan Pihlaja  Mon, 01 May 2017 14:09:09 GMT
Re: Weird sketch endpoint drag behavior

Can you attach the *.slprt file here that is exhibiting this behavior?

Do you see the same behavior on any new part?

By: J. Mather  Mon, 01 May 2017 14:21:53 GMT
Re: Weird sketch endpoint drag behavior

I'm having this exact same issue with every sketch item.  It must be a setting, but I can't seem to figure it out. 

By: Jason Porter  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:30:36 GMT
Re: Weird sketch endpoint drag behavior

Is it possible that you have Grid on but not displayed? And are snapping to grid?

By: Dennis Bacon  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:57:22 GMT
Re: Weird sketch endpoint drag behavior

I'm not snapping to anything as far as I can tell.  The action is very smooth.  I grab the center of a circle, or the endpoint of a line and start to move my mouse.  If my mouse moves a quarter of an inch the object moves maybe 2 inches in that direction.  The farther I move my mouse in that direction the farther the object moves.  It is smooth and controllable, and enormously irritating...

By: Jason Porter  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:34:42 GMT
Re: Weird sketch endpoint drag behavior

Like J. Mather said, attach a part that is having this behavior (even a sample part) and let us look at it.  What version of Solidworks?

By: Dan Pihlaja  Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:50:05 GMT
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