What is a Plane?

A Plane is flat surface, defined by its XY-axes, onto which we can add new Mechanism-Editors and new Planes


In the Model-Editor, you can add a Plane to a Plane, only.

In Mechanism-Editors, you can add a Plane to a Plane, a Line, a CAD-Line, the X-axis, and the Y-axis in any Part.

Add Plane (Model-Editor)

ModelAddMechModel toolbar

Menu : Add menu >  Model sub-menu > Add Mechanism


Toolbar : Model toolbar : Add Plane


STEP 1: Click Add PlaneRed-14-1b

The Plane dialog-box opens.

Its format is:

Red-14-1 Element Name - of new Plane

Red-14-2 Plane Definition - Method to add new Plane - Offset from Plane in the Model-Editor

Red-14-3 Parameter to define the new Plane - Distance to New Plane in the Model-Editor

Red-14-4 Element box - the Plane from which the new Plane will be offset.



STEP 2: Click a Plane.

Click a Plane in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree.

The Plane you select shows in the Element boxRed-14-4 of the Plane dialog-box


STEP 3: Edit the ParameterRed-14-3

Edit the Distance to New PlaneRed-14-3.


- or -

your keyboard to enter a new value in the data-box, and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
New Plane in the Graphic-Area

New Plane in the Graphic-Area

... you can see the new PlaneRed-14-2 in the graphic-area immediately.

STEP 4: Click OK-tiny-11-15 to close the Plane dialog-box

The new Plane is in the graphic-area and Assembly-Tree.


If you cannot see the new Plane, use these tools:

See also :

Mechanism | Add Plane, Mechanism-Plane

Video of Model Editor > Add Plane:

How to...

Add a Plane to a Plane in the Model-Editor.



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