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Use Redefine in a part or an assembly file to move an existing sketch to a different planar face or work plane than the one on which it originated, and then use constraints and dimensions to position it and modify its size as needed.
Right-click an existing sketch in the browser and choose Redefine to move it to a planar face or work plane . Then use constraints and dimensions to position it and modify its size as needed.
Redefine solutions in designs
Use Redefine when you want to:
- Move a sketch from one planar face or work plane to another one to reorient a feature on your part.
- Delete a feature but retain its sketch. Redefine the sketch on a new face or work plane, and then use it to create a feature.
- Redefine the sketch on a new plane or face, change or add dimensions, and then use it to create a feature. For instance, on an edited feature where the face on which the sketch originated no longer exists (such as changing an extrusion to a cut).
- Specify a different planar face or work plane upon which the sketch resides (is dependent) when it is necessary to relocate the sketch. Repair a sketch that has become sick when a feature with dependent sketches and features is deleted, but the dependent sketches and features are retained. Such retained sketches and features enter the sick state. In the browser, an alert symbol is placed next to the affected sketch and feature entries. Use Redefine to reassociate the sketch to another planar face or work plane in the assembly.
Attach a sketch to a different sketch plane
- In the browser, select the sketch you want to attach to a face or plane.
- Right-click and select Redefine.
- Click the face or plane on which to attach the sketch.
If the sketch is constrained or dimensioned to its original plane, the constrained geometry is included when the sketch moves to a different plane. You can delete extraneous geometry as needed.