So I am attaching my part I have been revising, and anytime I try to cut extrude my last sketch, it only cuts a part, even after everything has been selected. Very confused :( Can anyone help?
That is pretty weird. I'll check it again when I get home today.
For now, try setting the end condition of your feature to be through all in both directions.
If I replace your sketch with a much simpler one (just six circles) it cuts through everything fine, so you may have hit some unknown limit for the number of holes bored into a part.
Maybe try making your big complex cut into three smaller cuts? You could do it easily be saving the existing sketch, then making three new sketches, and just converting the needed pieces from the complex sketch.
Or, if they are all the same shape and orientation, maybe it could be a circular pattern?
How can I split the giant sketch? Do i have to erase what I already have and start over, or is there a way to create that big sketch into three smaller sketches? Thank you in advance! :)
Aly, There is no easy way to split up a sketch into smaller ones. I think the best option is leaving the large sketch as a sketch in the feature tree. Then you can make another sketch, and simply convert portions of the large sketch into the new sketch.
This can be an effective way of troubleshooting a difficult to fix problem. If you keep working with half a sketch, and then half of that sketch, you'll eventually narrow down the location where the error is.
Tools - sketch tools - Check will usually find an error faster, but sometimes it helps to split the sketch into smaller pieces.
Splitting your huge sketch44 into smaller portions, and using those to make through all cuts is working. I didn't add in the third cut to finish off the model because it is taking so long to rebuild the model after each change, but the screenshot shows two cuts.
I'm using Sketch44 as a base, and then converting it onto Plane10. After converting, I delete 2/3rds of the sketch so it will solve a smaller set of data for each feature.
Did you draw all the little squares in by hand? I thought I had a lot of patience! You've got 1,215 squares all stuffed into Sketch44. That's 4,860 line segments.
You might find that the software runs a little faster if you turn off the automatic sketch solver (Tools - Sketch Settings), if it is on by default.