ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

Creator
Creator

Hi all,

 

I just upgraded to ST9 and am having a baffling issue.  I commonly assemble parts using the reference planes but it no longer works.  I'm using up-to-date Windows 10 on a BOXX machine with Quadro M2000, newest drivers.  

 

Here's a video.  You can show the reference planes, but can't select them.  It doesn't matter how they're shown, whether using the auto show option or otherwise.

 

Thanks,

Ryan

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE1WKGAwkZ8

 

Lab Machinist Solutions, LLC
Waltham, MA, USA
http://www.labmachinist.com
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Re: ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @rspoering,

 

I suspect it is because of the "Perspective" view setting......seems more dismisive of selection focus, in ST9. I have turned it off in all of our 3D envirenment templates.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

Creator
Creator

Wow, that was it.  It would have taken me ages to figure that out!

 

Many thanks.

Lab Machinist Solutions, LLC
Waltham, MA, USA
http://www.labmachinist.com

Re: ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Very welcome.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

Just saved me and another user a lot of trouble too ... thanks!  Had a user with the same problem, sounded familiar, looked it up, found this answer and voila!

 

Why on earth you can select a 'from' planar face of a solid for Mate but not a reference plane as the 'to' face when Perspective is set is beyond comprehension ...

 

Regards,

 

Kevin P. Alexander

Re: ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

KevinAlexander wrote:

Why on earth you can select a 'from' planar face of a solid for Mate but not a reference plane as the 'to' face when Perspective is set is beyond comprehension ...



I wonder the same.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP3 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

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I just tried it in ST10 and it appears to be fixed there. Also, it is not specific to Assemble/Mate/etc. - reference planes could not be located at all with perspective applied to the view when I tried it in ST9.

 

Greg

Re: ST9, Can't select reference planes in Assemble

Creator
Creator

Hi @SeanCresswell

 

Just to let you know you've helped solve a similar problem I've been having a year on!