Hi, I'm trying to create planes on the inside faces of the clips in the picture. I need to create tooling mounts to fasten these clips to. The mounts will bolt to the plate and allow the clips to attach to them, but i'm struggling with using the clips as a reference...
I'm not sure of what i'm doing wrong, but I remember this wasn't so difficult years ago... How do I create a plane in context that lies on the inside surface of the clips? (You can see a sketch from the clip on the surface that I need)
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I'm not sure what you have here. Is this inside the part in the context of the assembly or a part copy?
Are you using ordered or sync? I'm assuming ordered.
Have you tried using Plane by 3 points?
If you are in context of the assembly, is the clip activated?
I'm trying to create a new part, like these (shown below). For this example, I can just place the origin around the hole on the clip and then create a plane on the plate using the 3 pt plane. But is there a method the other way around? Say if I created the part with the origin on the plate surface, how do I create a plane on the clip surface? And to answer your question, yes, the parts were activated and modeling in Ordered.
I'm still not totally clear as to the question. If the clip is not available for creating the plane, the next thing to try is to create an interpart copy of the clip face and then use the surface to create your coincident plane?
why dont you just use a surface instead of a plane? I'd interpart copy from the clip's face into your new part. Then probably just thicken that surface and good to go.
Hmm, I guess using Interpart Copy would work... I will have to give it a shot to see if it works.
I've tried every option in the Planes command bar, but none of them let me select any geometry on the other assembly parts. The parts have been activated, but still cannot use any geometry from them to create a plane. I was however, able to use the Copy Sketch command, and then use the 3 Point Plane command to create a plane, but what if you have a circular face? There aren't 3 points to select...