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How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

Hello

How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

- I found symbols but not able to know how to use them. What is the best solution ?

VECTOR LINE.png

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Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

Use the 2 points option and then select the mid points of the 2 angled lines to create the vector, then slect the midpoint of one of the lines to position it.

 

Regards

 

Paul

Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

Didn't work.

  1. Selected 1st midpoint
  2. Selected 2st midpoint
  3. and some other line...
    => Section turns to a straight line ? Which is not perpendicular to the selected first two lines ?

section line.jpg

Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

  1. Two point
  2. Then I used the "bend line's" start point -> end point (in the picture)
  • Is this right ?
  • How can I do it otherwise ?

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Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

How to correct the angle ?

  • I did it manually... Is there other way ? (This is because "two point"-section definition leaves the section in to a weird angle ?)

Correcting angle.png

Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

Is there also way to shorten the "section leaders" ?

 

Shorten leaders.png

Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

A lot of times, I will create a sketch in the view I am projecting, or cutting the view from.  In this sketch, I'll create my "hinge line".  Create my 'flipped' view.  Then I can use view dependant edit, to hide the sketch.

 

It can be confusing for others, if they don't realize how the view direction is controlled, that being the caveat.

-Dave
NX 9 | Teamcenter 10.1 | Windows 8.1

Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

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"Is there also way to shorten the "section leaders" ?"

 

Open the section line settings and change the arrow line length value.

Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

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I do not have access to NX 9 so this is NX 11, but I think the perpendicular section line( angle to XC) should work in NX 9 however the control of the length section line itself i think came in NX 10 and I suggest you look at DaveK method for that.

 

 

(view in My Videos)

 

Re: How to align a section line perpendicularly to an angled line ?

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@bevyboy, is there a way to view these videos full screen? The "view in my videos" link leads to a slightly larger version, but it is still too small for my eyes to be useful.