Model | Add Plane

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Model | Add Plane

What is a Plane?

A Plane is a flat surface, defined by its XY-axes,

We add Mechanism-Editors to Planes.


See also: Add Plane in the Mechanism-Editor.


Add Plane (Model-Editor)

Model toolbar

Model elements toolbar

Add menu >  Add Plane

 

<<< Model elements toolbar > Add Plane

Add Plane to Plane dialog-box

Add Plane to Plane dialog-box

STEP 1: Click Add PlaneRed-14-1b

The Plane dialog-box opens. Its format is:

Red-14-1 Name - of new Plane

Plane Parameters

Red-14-2 Plane Definition for the new Plane :

Offset from Plane (always in the Model-Editor)

Red-14-3 Parameter to define the new Plane :

Distance to New Plane

Red-14-4 Element box - the reference element for new Plane

Click Plane in the Assembly-Tree

Click Plane in the Assembly-Tree

STEP 2: Click a Plane.

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

When you click a Plane, it shows in the Element boxRed-14-4 of the Plane dialog-box

The new Plane is also in the graphic-area.

Edit Distance to new Plane

Edit Distance to new Plane

STEP 3: Edit the ParameterRed-14-3

Edit the Distance to New PlaneRed-14-3

Distance to the new Plane from the Plane in the Element-boxRed-14-4 (the reference Plane)

New Plane in the Graphic-Area

New Plane in the Graphic-Area

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

The new PlaneRed-14-2 is in the graphic-area and Assembly-Tree.


 

Note:

If you cannot see the new Plane:

View menu > Zoom-Out (Mouse-Scroll-Wheel)

View menu > Spin model (SHIFT + Mouse drag)

Filters menu (or Display toolbar) > Display Planes (Toggle off and on)

Videos:

Add a Plane in the Model-Editor