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    Hello,

    I don't understand how to construct a plane parallel to another at a "certain" distance. (In franglish in the text...)

    For example, I'd like to construct a plane parallel to "PLN1" at 50mm. I found the option "parallel", but I don't know how to set the distance.

    We found how to create a plane with "Offset", but we can create the plane only with offset on X, Y or Z.

    Our difficulty is that "PLN1" is not parallel to X, Y, Z (Foundry part).

    Could you help us please ?

    Thank you very much,

    Guillaume
    Born to teach... but have all to learn http://www.guillaume-martin.fr/ecole/ !

    (Windows NT / PC-DMIS 3.25)

  • #2
    First construct PLN1 from points. For example take three individual points on the surface. Construct a plane then level to it. Now construct offset points from each of the three points you took for the original plane 50mm from the surface and construct a plane from those.

    The guru's will probably have an easier way, but this is one method.
    Kevin

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    • #3
      I believe you can create an offset plane. Unless I don't understand the question, you can do an alignment and level z-plus to the plane. Then, create an offset plane at the distance you want by inputing the distance into the z offset box. Next, recall the alignment you need from before.

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      • #4
        I would do as Goodluck and construct a offset plane by 50mm
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        • #5
          I dont know about the offset plane... that might be the best way.

          Cant you use generic feature, create a plane?
          Assuming offset in Z:
          Use the pln1.x,pln1y,pln1.z+50,pln1.i,pln1.j,pln1.k values as the input for the new plane?
          Last edited by cmmguy; 05-21-2007, 11:50 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by cmmguy View Post
            I dont know about the offset plane... that might be the best way.

            Cant you use generic feature, create a plane?
            Assuming offset in Z:
            Use the pln1.x,pln1y,pln1.z+50,pln1.i,pln1.j,pln1.k values as the input for the new plane?
            I believe that should work as well.

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            • #7
              I've never been able to figure out the "create offset plane" before either. I just offset points and create from there, like kmcmm.
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