Sketch Legend

The Sketch Legend in the upper left corner of the modeling window indicates whether a sketch entity is Projected or Intersected, and whether a sketch curve is Underdefined, Fully Defined, or Overconstrained.

Ideally, sketches should be fully defined before creating geometry from them.

  • A sketch can interact with a solid only if the solid is projected onto or intersected with the sketch plane using the Project or Intersect tool in the Sketch ribbon.
  • A sketch entity is underdefined when its dimensions and/or position in the sketch plane have not been fully specified.
  • A sketch entity is overconstrained when one or more conflicting constraints have been applied.
  • Underdefined or overconstrained sketch entities may result in errors in downstream modeling operations.