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