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Auto Scale Plane based on Sketch/3D Part

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Hi All,

 

Would like to know is there any Option to control the plane scale?

 

What I means is, let say I open a part environment and my sketch is very small part like diode or any other semicond parts which is very small. I always faced issue when the first time I draw, I need to zoom in into the plane/base so the scale is smaller.

 

For me it will be good if I can just straight away draw and define dimension with the plane scale auto follow my sketch dimension.

 

I provide some image here for fit view without plane showing and fit view with a show plane.

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Arisy

 

 

 

if I have understand You correctly, I would suggest to go into the options of SE, change the size for the Reference PLnes according to You part size and save this part now as new template for YOu.

From now on You ever will start with an appropriate plane size on Your start scrren.

 

Attention: You have to do this in every 3D template (par, psm, asm)

 

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regards
Wolfgang

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Thanks for the answer. Now I know the setting and I guest so far only this is the way to resolve it. I am hoping for auto change when we first draw the sketch and put the dimension the plane will auto scale using the first dimension we define.

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Arisy

 

 

You also can use the Dynamic Edit of the Reference Planes to resize them accrodingly to the part size

 

See video.

 

 

Problem here - as I see it - is, that You have to change every plane manually one after the other.

 

Therefore You can have different size for any of them too.

 

(view in My Videos)



regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Arisy

 

 

what I also should mention is, that - and this is my preferred setting - You can turn off all planes if You like.

 

I use the coordinate system only as refernce for planes, axis etc.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Phenom

If my memeory serves me correctly Inventor resizes the base planes according to the part size/extents.

So if you are creating very small parts you won't have the part obscured by relatively large reference planes.

Similarly, if you are modelling very large parts you won't have to go zooming in to find small reference planes

It sounds like this is what @Arisy is requiring.

I can see that this could be a good thing, but could also have its bad points if you just happen to use the mid point of the plane as a reference point.

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Yes, actually that I what I required. It will be easier if it will auto size based on the first dimension i put. Because sometime I need to draw tiny parts and sometime is a huge parts. For now I will just edit the plane size from the setting.

If I still remember, SolidWorks also will auto size the plane accordingly.

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Arisy

 

Hi Edgers,

 

 

I have looked into my old treasures and found an very, very old macro by myself.

 

Called Reference Planes

 

 

If You have defined the reference palne size small and You have a bigger model (body, then the ref planes size will be adapted to the model size

 

 

Enjoy it

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Arisy

 

 

will this macro help to solve Your request?

 



regards
Wolfgang

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Hi @hawcad

Thanks for the sharing. I will try to test this.