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    Is it advisable when making an alignment to rotate to a plane.
    I have always used a line.
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    I owuld prefer a line, myself, since it is strictly a 2-D feature. A plane is a 3-D feature and using one for a rotation COULD have some funny results, I would think.
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    Originally posted by AndersI
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    • #3
      Done as such
      thanks
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      • #4
        Is rotating to a plane equivalent to rotating to a trace of the plane on the work plane?

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        • #5
          Do it all of the time. Make sure you are picking up a healthy compliment of the plane.
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          • #6
            I take it you have two planar datums.

            Lets say A and B are both planes. Your FCF call out |A|B|C|. Aligning by leveling A and then rotating to B can be tricky. If, however, you level to B and then level to A, the level to A will overide any undesireable rotation to B.

            Or, you could just do as Matt suggests and measure a line on B.

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            • #7
              Or, even intersect the 2 planes.
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              Originally posted by AndersI
              I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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              • #8
                Rotating to planes is simple if you control the axis of rotation. So don't ever rotate about an axis you didn't just level to. K?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by craiger_ny View Post
                  Do it all of the time. Make sure you are picking up a healthy compliment of the plane.
                  Here also, but it is usually only when the drawing requires it by placing datum targets in areas that would result in a plane.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bob Pierce View Post
                    Is it advisable when making an alignment to rotate to a plane.
                    I have always used a line.
                    It is ok to rotate to a plane(as most everyone has pointed out) just do not set an origin to it.
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