manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis as one part

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Hi everyone,

 

I am looking for videos/tutorials - manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis. 

Where I can create something without assembling. 

Like example : when we work on sweep, as this one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiIQQVUIHKA

 

Something with more planes in sheet metal 

 or sketches as one product where I want to add if I work in X axis , I want to be on other side of product with y axis plane : how do I now add that axis, I know that in solidworks but it is not same as in Solid Edge?

 

Any videos similar with this different axis x, y, z as one part  - recommend please.

 

Thanks,

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Re: manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis as one part

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Here is the trick for sheet metal and planes.

 

Step 1. Start an assembly. Offset the base planes, Call them X Y Z. 

Note X is offset on the X axis from the YZ plane, etc....

 

Step 2. Start a piece of sheet metal inside the assembly, ordered. Turn off the Part planes, start a sketch on the assembly plane. Create the sketch by including the four perpendicular planes that maintain relations. Turn the four include lines into a box. Turn the rectagle into a tab. 

 

When you move plane, the tab will change size.

 

This vid shows how I create a sheet metal tank from scratch to a model that is driven by planes. I even show how it breaks down and  how to recover.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBIrrNj8cOk

 

 

Add a flange to the tab. Remove the dimension for the flange length and relate the end of the flange to another plane.

 

 

 

 

 

Re: manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis as one part

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Why start with an assembly?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis as one part

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Esteemed Contributor

@Jasmin_power  If you are referring to the x-axis as defined when you create a new plane or define a sketch pay attention to the promptbar at the bottom of the screen. It shows you how to control the plane orientation.

If that's not your issue then I don't know.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis as one part

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Honored Contributor

I want a single plane controlling many parts. An assembly plane is the way I get that done.

 

The other option would be to have base planes and XYZ planes in every part, and use links to keep them all the same.  I try to keep it as simple as I can.

 

In this way I have one source or controller.....the assembly plane

 

I link sketched to that plane when I can, however many edges are linked to the other pieces of sheet metal  in a way that I can change the gage of every part, and it still keeps the design intent in tact. 

 

I can size and gage the parts all I like. And it keeps on working.

 

Where this really comes into play is when the draft is involved. The draft a automatically updates!

Re: manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis as one part

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THANKS

Re: manipulations with more planes : x axis , y axis, z axis as one part

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THANK YOU