I am on SE ST9, trying to figure out how to use Synchronous.
I want to align 2 holes on a the XY reference plane, and make 2 other holes symmetric about the XY ref plane.
I know I could use dimensions, and I could use ordered. But is there a way to do this using synchronous? I am pretty sure that this is really easy and I will be ashamed of not finding it by myself...
Thanks in advance!
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nothing easier than that.
First for a horizontal alignment simply select one hole, click the vertical arrow and move it to the centerpoint of the coordinate system.
If the secon hole was horizontally alligned before, it will keep this alignment through the Desing Intend function of SE (take care that they are ON and that Symmetric also in ON)
For making the other two holes symmetric to the XY plane just use a Symmetric Relate from the Face Relate Group.
You can make this permanent (active even if there is no Desing Intend turned on) or non-permanent (only will change if Desing Intend is turned on)
See video and I hope this helps:
PS.: IMHO the use of coordinate system is easier than the old wellknown reference planes
Especially in Sync I prefer CS much more than the Reference Planes
Why: the have a center point for usage too!
@hawcad As far as I can tell the symmetry face relate only works with the familiar ref planes and not with a CS ref planes.
Edit: I see on your video that you can select the CS plane. I cannot for some reason.
so, I always used the CS only for relating geometry, also the Symmetric relation.
And please see the video at time stamp 32 seconds where I use the XY plane of the CS for creating the Symmetric Relation between the two vertical holes
OK, this makes me surprised a little bit, but is it possible to share a small example file and a video?
And I'm 100% confident about that it has nothing to do with either ST10 and SE2019
I do this for a long time of sync usage
so then it gets hard to give a good answer.
Funny and strange thing here is, that I was just able to do something similar.
The first "plane" SE was offering to me now was the plane of the box rather than the CS planes.
So I also needed to use the Smart Select for a proper selection of the wanted symmetric plane.
But nevertheless CS planes worked fine for a long time - for me!