How to delete a Sketch-Element, Sketch-Constraint or Dimension

The most reliable way is to show the sketch-element in the Selection-Window.

 

DELETE SKETCH-ELEMENTS

1.Click the element in the graphic-area

The element shows in the Selection-Window.

2.Right-click the element in the Selection-Window
3.Click Delete in the contextual-menu

 

DELETE CONSTRAINTS.

1.SHIFT+CLICK the sketch-element in the graphic-area

The element AND any constraints you have added to the sketch-element show in the Selection-Window.

2.Right-click the constraint in the Selection-Window
3.Click Delete in the contextual-menu

Note: if a Constraint is between a start-Point, end-Point or centre-Point, then you must click the Point, and not the sketch-element.

 

SPECIAL CASES:

If an element in the Mechanism-Editor is a child to a sketch-element  - e.g. a Profile/Extrusion is a child to a sketch-element  - then you must delete the child element first.

To delete the sketch-element that has as a child a Profile.

1.Close the Part-Editor
2.Delete the Profile
3.Start the Part-Editor
4.Delete the sketch-element

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In the Part-Editor

Note: to delete a Polyline, a child to a Gear-Pair or 2D-Cam, you must first, delete the parent Gear-Pair or 2D-Cam in the Mechanism-Editor.

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Alternatively, in the Part-Editor

1.Click the element in the graphic-area

The element show in the Selection-Window.

2.Right-click the element in the Selection-Window
3.Click 'Delete...' in the contextual-menu

Tutorials and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 14.2 + © Machine, Cam, Mechanism, and Motion Design Software by PSMotion Ltd