Hi guys,
I want to know your opinions on a new "class" of sketch relations which I
think will be very handy in solidworks (maybe the whole idea is stupid and
there is an obvious simple workaround solution - in that case just tell me
about it):

Apparent Relations - which will differentiate from the usual relations and will make it possible to limit relations to apparent or exact relation. today the situation is that both kinds of relations are under the same general category of a specific relation - for example:

1. a point and two lines which have an intersection relation - the intersection of the entities is maintained in both cases of actual intersection and apparent intersection: a. the lines and point really intersect b. the imaginary extension of the lines and the point intersect.

2. three lines with an arc spanning in tangency between two endpoints of two lines and is tangent to the third line - the tangency is maintained in both cases: a. the arc is really "touching" tangentially the third line. b. the complimentary imaginary part of the arc is "touching" tangentially the third line

Now the question is (for example in the case of the intersection relation): wouldn't it be great if one could just specify explicitly, if he\she wants the relation to be apparent or not (or maybe both)?

I will appreciate any comments or opinions shared on this subject which is bugging my mind for a while.

Thanks, Gil

Apparent Relations - which will differentiate from the usual relations and will make it possible to limit relations to apparent or exact relation. today the situation is that both kinds of relations are under the same general category of a specific relation - for example:

1. a point and two lines which have an intersection relation - the intersection of the entities is maintained in both cases of actual intersection and apparent intersection: a. the lines and point really intersect b. the imaginary extension of the lines and the point intersect.

2. three lines with an arc spanning in tangency between two endpoints of two lines and is tangent to the third line - the tangency is maintained in both cases: a. the arc is really "touching" tangentially the third line. b. the complimentary imaginary part of the arc is "touching" tangentially the third line

Now the question is (for example in the case of the intersection relation): wouldn't it be great if one could just specify explicitly, if he\she wants the relation to be apparent or not (or maybe both)?

I will appreciate any comments or opinions shared on this subject which is bugging my mind for a while.

Thanks, Gil