I'm new to solid edge, but I'm pretty well aquainted with the software by now. I have a sketch with some curved geometry (its the metal part of a drip tray from a Keurig Coffee maker), and after I finished the sketch, I noticed that the sketch was .017" above the reference plane. In theory I could leave it this way, but I would like to center it on the plane. If I use the connect command on the bottom of the circle, then on the midpoint of the reference plane, the sketch completely changes. Is there a way to just move the entire sketch down .017", so it lines up with the reference plane?
Also, another quick and random question. When I generate the sketch and extrude it to form the drip tray, when I use the hole command and select the plane from the protrusion, the plane is turned about 15 degrees. The sketch only has 2 straight lines, so is the plane using these lines to form the direction of the plane? How can I make the plane I want to use to cut holes the same as the base reference plane? I'm sorry for the length, and any help is greatly appreciated. I'll upload the file, but I don't know if you can read it because it is a University copy (ST4). Also, I am in ordered mode.
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I'm not able to open the file because of it's Educational format lock. [can see it in the preview pane though..so see what you mean]
Sketch repositioning,...if you right click on the sketch and choose edit definition, then update it to a coincident plane.
As to the holes, when selecting a face for the orientation, this can make odd first up setting, you can sometimes rotate the model to get another choice, but in your case, I'd suggest placing them on a reference plane.
Very welcome....keep it coming, whenever you need to. There is SOO much knowledge in this community, and am glad I can participate [& sometimes help] from time to time.
I wish there was Solid Edge when I was at school....I guess the best part is, I get paid to play in SE all day. :-)
Best of luck with your studies.