We all have moments where we’re in a bit of a rush and accidentally end up with some unintended consequences. We see this particular issue quite a bit when it comes to drawings and the placement of Detail View Circles upon your primary or “Parent” view.
Typically we won’t discover that the detail view circle is frozen in place until we go back and make a modification to a view.
Take the seasonal example drawing here for instance, Detail View “C” is not exactly where we wanted it to be placed, the original intent was to have the view placed over the “Carrot Nose” in the center of the head.
Any attempts to select the SOLIDWORKS Detail View Circle’s center point, and drag it to the desired location are met by a distinct lack of any movement whatsoever?!
It is discovered that when the original circle for Detail View “C” was placed, the user neglected to hold down the CTRL key, which would have disabled the automatic sketch relation that applied itself between the center of the detail circle and the outer edge of the scarf.
How do we go about repairing the damage?
As it turns out it’s as simple as editing a SKETCH!
Right Click on the Detail View Circle and choose the “Edit Sketch” option from the menu
This option will provide you direct access to the sketch that was used to place the SOLIDWORKS Detail View Circle in the first place. Where you can then remove the Sketch Relations that are affecting your ability to re-position the circle.
Once the edits are complete, at long last we have our re-positioned detail view!
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