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Curvy part orienting in a drawing ?

Genius
Genius

Hello

How to orient a curvy part in a drawing ?

-> On a rectangular part 1.) I click on the large plane surface of a part

and then 2.) I select a straight X-vector line from the part.

 

What NX 9.0: "Normal direction" and "X direction" mean in a common sense ?

They are unknown definitions to me. Are they NX only terms ?

No such things in Inventor or Pro-e or such...

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Re: Curvy part orienting in a drawing ?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi,

 

The normal direction is the direction on your curvy part that you want to point normal to the drawing. 

The X direction is the vector on you curvy part you want to point to the right.

 

If there is nothing useful to select then it could help to create a datum CSYS in the orientation that you want your view (like Z for sheet normal and X as right direction). You can then select two axes of the datum CSYS to orient your model.

The CSYS can be put on a layer you turn off later.

 

Regards, **bleep**

 

 

Re: Curvy part orienting in a drawing ?

Phenom
Phenom

I prefer DickBaardse's solution, but if using the master model method, you can alternatively use Move Component and locate your component to the correct posiition for your Top View , etc..

Either will work fine.

-Tim