What is a Plane?

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


Note:

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)

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Model toolbar

Model toolbar

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

Toolbar : Model toolbar : Add Plane icon

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

Dialog-AddPlane-Offset

STEP 1: Click Add Plane

The Plane dialog-box opens immediately.

The 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.

Assembly-Tree

Assembly-Tree

STEP 2: Click a different Plane, if necessary.

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

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.

Dialog-AddPlane-Offset

STEP 3: Edit the ParameterRed-14-3

Edit the Distance to New PlaneRed-14-3.

Use:

- or -

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

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

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


Note:

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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