Why add a Plane? They define the layout of a Machine. You add Mechanism-Editors to Planes.
When you do Add Plane, the Plane dialog opens immediately to specify its parameter(s).
The Plane dialog opens automatically when you do Add Plane. To open the Plane dialog at a different time:
The Plane dialog is now open.
New Plane: Plane6
Plane Definition: Offset from Plane
Element box- the element you select as the reference for the Plane Definition
Parameter to edit:
Distance to New Plane
The offset dimension from the Plane in the Element box to the new Plane
The new Plane is parallel to the selected Plane
The Origin of the new Plane is on the Z-axis of the selected Plane
New Plane: Plane4
Plane Definition: Angle from Line
Element: The element(s) you select as the reference for the Plane Definition
Parameters to edit:
Move Plane to end-Point check-box.
Enable to move the origin of the Plane from the start-Point to the end-Point of the Line that is in the Element box
Note: You must Move Plane to End-Point to add a Bevel Gear-Pair.
•Rotate around X-axis : Rotate the new Plane around the active X-axis direction of the new Plane
•Rotate around Y-axis : Rotate the new Plane around the active Y-axis direction of the new Plane
•Rotate around Z-axis : Rotate the new Plane around the active Z-axis direction of the new Plane
When you select a Line for a new Plane, the:
Default Origin of the new Plane is coincident the Line's start-Point.
Default +ve X-axis of the new Plane is in the direction from the Line's start-Point to the end-Point.
Model toolbar > Add Plane (in the Model-Editor tab)
Model toolbar > Add Plane (in any Mechanism-Editor tab)