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Display reference plane

To view reference planes, right-click in the graphics window and click Home View. In the browser, click the plus sign beside Origin. Select a reference plane to display, then right-click and select Visibility from the menu. Optionally, do one of the following: To resize a reference plane, hover over a …

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Work point reference

Access In a 3D sketch, click ModelWork Features and then click Point or Grounded Point. In a part file, click ModelWork Features and then click Point or Grounded Point. Alternatively, select an explicit work point creation method from the Point drop-down menu. In an assembly file, click 3D Model tab  Work Feature …

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Create work plane through axis

 In an assembly file, click 3D Model tab  Work Features panel  Plane Select a PLANE and a LINE. NOTE:The selection order does not matter. The PLANE and LINE must be parallel to each other. The PLANE can be a: Planar face in the graphics window Work plane in the graphics window or browser …

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Constrain curve to be parallel

The parallel constraint causes selected lines or ellipse axes to lie parallel to one another. In a 3D sketch, the parallel constraint is parallel to x, y, or z part axes unless you manually constrain to selected geometry. On the ribbon, click Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Parallel Constraint  . Click the first line or …

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Constraint Settings dialog box – General tab

Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain Panel  Constraint Settings: General tab   OptionsSketch tab: Constraint Settings: General tab Constraint Display constraints on creation Constraints display when creating geometry or constraints. The constraint display will be hidden automatically when you finish the current command and when there is a graphic change, such as drawing a new …

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Auto Dimension dialog box

Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Automatic Dimensions and Constraints  Automatically applies missing dimensions and constraints to selected sketch geometry. Curves Selects geometry to dimension. Dimensions Default is On. Applies automatic dimensions to selected geometry. Clear check mark to exclude dimensions. Constraints Default is On. Applies automatic constraints to selected geometry. Clear check …

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Silhouette Curve reference

Creates an associative 3D curve along the outer boundary of a body as defined by the direction vector. Visualize a beam of light cast along the direction vector shining on the object . The silhouette curve is generated where the light drops off and the shadow begins. A primary use …

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Create and edit 3D equation curve

Use equation curves to model complex geometry such as gear tooth profiles, variable pitch threads, or sweep paths for hydraulic pumps. To generate an equation curve, specify the equations to define the curve and a range to evaluate the equations. On the ribbon, click 3D Model tab  Sketch panel  Create 3D Sketch . If …

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