Solidworks Ladies and Gentlemen! Please help me resolve this frustrating issue!

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  1. Nov 4, 2014 #1

    Chlomo

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    Hi! Good day to you all!
    I've been sketching some base curves to loft a fuselage for some time.
    And every now and then there's this strange strange issue I can't seem to figure out.
    Lofting... guide curves first and profiles later right? And that is what I'm doing.
    When I try to pierce a guide curve to a sketch in another plane in some cases it works just fine; the sketch on another plane is visible.
    But sometimes when I try the exact same thing and click edit sketch (guide curve) the fuselage end sketch on which the guide curve should be pierced is nowhere to be seen(please take a look at my images).

    fuse end showing.jpg blue curves are each composed of two 2d sketches. They must be pierced to the fuse end sketch..

    fuse end gone.jpg upon clicking 'edit sketch' on one of 2d sketches that form the 3d guide curve my fuse end is invisible and inaccessible.


    Now this issue had me shaking my head so much my neck is practically aching! :cry:
    I know this is not a Solidworks forum but I've searched Google and nothing comes up.

    Responses greatly appreciated,

    EDIT: It seems SW greys out sketches below currently being edited and indeed my fuse end sketch is below those guide curves. Is there a way to get around this?
     
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    FritzW

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    Is it the order of your sketches in the file tree? Try dragging the disappearing sketch above the sketch your editing. If it doesn't let you, you may have to delete some of the dependencies (like a coincident point).

    There may be a cleaner way to do it, but I don't know how.
     
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    Chlomo

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    Ahh at the edit sketch phase the disappearing sketch is greyed out!
    Can't drag it over the editing sketch or manipulate any way..
    There must be a way to overcome this.........
     
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    Chlomo

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    Thank you!!! Tried deleting all relations and was finally able to drag it up!
     

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