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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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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 – Inference tab

Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain Panel  Constraint Settings: Inference tab   OptionsSketch tab: Constraint Settings: Inference tab Infer Constraints selected and Persist Constraints deselected: Constraints are not created automatically after you finish a sketch. The Inference position is correct. For example, when you draw a vertical line, the vertical icon displays besides your cursor …

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Sketch dimension reference

The Dimension command adds dimensions to a sketch. Dimensions control the size of a part. They can be expressed as numeric constants, as variables in an equation, or in parameter files. Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Dimension  Using the Dimension command, you can place the following types of dimensions:

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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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