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

Genius
Genius

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 ?

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

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 ?

Genius
Genius

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 ?

Genius
Genius
  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 ?

Genius
Genius

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 ?)

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

Genius
Genius

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

 

Shorten leaders.png

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

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

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 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1

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

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

"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 ?

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

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 ?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Paul_Bevan, 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.