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Line normal to face and go through point

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

I would like to create a line normal to face and go through point using  curve->lines and arcs command, but I'm not able to create it.

Normal to face.png

 

Thank you...

Using NX1867
RuleDesigner PDM

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Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi @cubalibre00 

Try with 'Line Normal-Point'. If face does not work as normal object then use datum plane.

Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @cubalibre00 

you can use line command and set end option to normal.

 

normal.png

Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

From your screenshot, I assume that you want the line to go through the center of the circular hole and be normal to the planar surface. NX won't like the fact that the through point lies on the planar surface. I see no reason why this wouldn't be valid, a call to GTAC might be in order to make this case possible in NX.

 

As a work-around, you can create a datum axis at the center of the hole and normal to the surface; then, in the line command, use the "at angle" option and choose the datum axis as the reference object for the angle.

Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Phenom
Phenom

@GaneshKadole wrote:

Hi @cubalibre00 

Try with 'Line Normal-Point'. If face does not work as normal object then use datum plane.


  I want the line to go through the center of the circular hole and be normal to the planar surface. For this reason, your idea doesn't work.

Thank you...

Using NX1867
RuleDesigner PDM

Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Phenom
Phenom

@robot139 wrote:

Hi @cubalibre00 

you can use line command and set end option to normal.

 

normal.png


I want the line to go through the center of the circular hole and be normal to the planar surface. If I try your proposal, I encounter an error.

error.png

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Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @cowski1 ,

I will open an IR. Thank you for the solution. Another workaround.

Thank you...

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RuleDesigner PDM

Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

@cubalibre00 ,

 

You can use line from Basic Curves if you're OK with non-associative line.

Also if your default WCS is same as default Datum CSYS, then you can perform one more step (3rd ) of using "point Constructor" to add length of line.

 

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Samadhan

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Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @SamadhanGaikwad ,

I prefere stay associative, because the hole can move.

Thank you...

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Re: Line normal to face and go through point

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

@cubalibre00,

How is the Hole being defined? If the Hole is a living feature, it requires some definition - can't you use some of that geometry for the Line in lieu of the Hole center?

Tim
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