is it possible to reroute the original sketching plane?
Hello....I have just finished a model in which I have invested 2 weeks of my time...
Now my boss wants me to reorient everything.....the model is finished....but now he wants me to change the sketching plane of the extrusion on which I later built everything else. I created the first extrusion on the TOP plane, now he needs it on the FRONT plane.
How can I do this without messing up all my work? have tried rerouting simple models, but it just doesnt seem to work.
If anybody has a tutorial on this topic, and can share it, it is greatly appreciated.
Glenn, That's a good trick, one that I hadn't know of. Thanks for sharing it. However, the problem will be that many of the later features may reference the default datum planes. Once turned 90 degrees, those will fail or regenerate improperly. I'm thinking it might be easier to copy all the features from the original to a new empty part like this:
* Create a new part from your start part. * I like to assembly your original part and the new empty side by side in a dummy assembly. In a case like this, it will be especially helpful as you can orient them so that the TOP plane in the original is aligned with the FRONT in the new. * Activate the new part in the dummy assembly * Select Edit -> Feature Operations -> Copy -> FromDifModel -Done * Pick the original part. * Holding the shift key, pick your first protrusion in the model tree then pick your last. * Click OK. * Select done and then you'll be walked through the feature references one by one to pick new ones, much like in Glenn's tip. I this case, since you've picked all the features, you should only be prompted for the 3 default planes. * Pick front for top, top for front and right for right. * Make sure the direction arrows point in the right direction and you should be good.
Now, sometimes when doing a big block of features like this, Pro|E get's confused and fails to recognize that some of the references will be created by the copied features. If it asks for anything but the 3 planes, this is the case. Things get more complicated then. If that happens, I can give you some tips on getting around that if you need them. Doug Schaefer
The same thing can be accomplished using a UDF (in this case using all of the features after the datum planes).
The key thing in either case, as Doug mentioned, is to make sure your arrows are pointing in the right direction. WF3's UDF's interface has been improved so you can work through specific issues as you place the data.
Tim McLellan Mobius Innovation and Development, Inc.
Why would your boss care about the orientation of your model ?????
--- Alvaro Barboza <-> wrote:
> Hello....I have just finished a model in which I have invested 2 weeks of my time... > Now my boss wants me to reorient everything.....the model is finished....but now he > wants me to change the sketching plane of the extrusion on which I later built > everything else. I created the first extrusion on the TOP plane, now he needs it on > the FRONT plane. > How can I do this without messing up all my work? have tried rerouting simple > models, but it just doesnt seem to work. > If anybody has a tutorial on this topic, and can share it, it is greatly appreciated. > > regards > > Alvaro > >