The plane you want to sketch on is sometimes obscured by geometry or hidden inside a part model. When the Sketch tool is active, use the Slice Graphics option on the context menu to slice away the portion of the model temporarily that obscures the plane on which you want to sketch.
You can use an existing plane or, in an assembly, create a work plane as the cutting plane .
Rotate the model so that the plane you want to sketch on faces toward you. You select the plane you want to sketch on, then slice the model. The portion of the model facing toward you is sliced away, and you can create sketch geometry as needed.
In an active sketch, you can temporarily slice away the portion of the model facing you to reveal the sketch plane.
- Rotate the model so that the portion you want to slice away faces you.
- On the ribbon , click , and select a planar face or work plane on which to sketch. To reactivate an existing sketch, double-click a sketch icon in the browser.
- Select Slice Graphics in the status bar, or press F7 (the shortcut key for Slice Graphics). The model is sliced at the sketch plane . Its boundaries are shown in wireframe.
- On the Sketch tab, use sketch commands to create geometry on the sketch plane.
Restore the sliced graphics
Do one of the following:
- Click a feature command.
- Click the Sketch command to end the sketch.
- Select Slice Graphics in the status bar.
- Press F7.