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  • Rotate to a CAD Surface or Edge

    Hi Guys!
    I been looking thru the forum/F1 and I haven't been able to find good instruction on step by step on how to use "Rotate to a CAD Surface or Edge". Ugh, i am still not able to upload a picture. nut its in the alignment utilities box. the little picture in the Rotate section.



  • #2
    If you mean the icons circled below, click the icon first and then select your cad surface or edge - the surface / edge should highlight and flash once you've selected them or you will get an error message if they are invalid.

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    Neil Challinor
    PC-DMIS Product Owner

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    • BrianG
      BrianG commented
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      To clarify a little, you have to select what you want in the "Rotate To:" and "About" fields to get the results you desire. The angle will be computed from the normal of the surface you choose. I haven't had success choosing an "edge".

    • ProbFlex
      ProbFlex commented
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      Yes Neil. that is what i am asking about. the one on top. and Thank you Brian. I am still having trouble uploading pictures. Ugh, hope this make senses.
      So, once i have created a plane Z-PLUS, Z translate. what would be the appropriate futures i have to chose from and why and how will it calculate.

  • #3
    To be clear, when you rotate or translate to a CAD surface or edge it is a purely theoretical shift - the same as if you typed in a value into the offset angle or offset distance box. If you want to actually align to measured data you should select a feature.
    Neil Challinor
    PC-DMIS Product Owner

    T: +44 870 446 2667 (Hexagon UK office)
    E: [email protected]

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    • ProbFlex
      ProbFlex commented
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      would you elaborate "If you want to actually align to measured data you should select a feature".

    • JacobCheverie
      JacobCheverie commented
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      If you measure a plane, say PLN1, and you want that measured plane to establish the XY-plane, you would open the alignment dialog window, select PLN1 from the list of features on the left, select ZPLUS in the drop-down next to the LEVEL button, and press the LEVEL button.

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