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Reference planes

Every part and assembly file has reference planes. They are hidden work planes that intersect at the origin of the XYZ coordinates. The work planes and a center point are listed under the Origin icon in the browser. You can display any of these work planes and use them to construct features. …

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3D Move or Rotate reference

Access On the ribbon, select 3D Model tab  Work Features panel  Grounded Point , and then click a vertex, edge midpoint, sketch point, or work point. Click the triad to show dialog box.  In the Part browser, right-click a feature, and select Move Feature. In the graphics window, right-click and select Triad Move. Select …

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Work points

On the 3D Model tab, Work Features panel, use Point or Grounded Point in a part file to select model vertices, edge and axis intersections, intersections of three nonparallel faces or planes, and other work features as work points. You can also create work points as input to other work …

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Create work axis (legacy method)

Prior to the introduction of Direct Manipulation modeling techniques in Inventor R2011, the Axis command was the only method available to create work axes. This legacy method was, and still can be, used with one of the methods described below: NOTE:You can resize a work axis by clicking a grip …

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Create work plane

On the ribbon, click 3D Model tab  Work Features panel  Plane . Select appropriate vertices, edges, or faces to define a work plane. For offset work planes, drag the work plane to the appropriate location and enter a distance or angle in the Offset edit box. Click the check mark in the edit box …

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Set visibility of work feature

To set visibility using the context menu You can turn visibility on or off for any of these selected features using an option on the context menu. In the browser or the graphics window, select one or more work features, sketches, or surfaces. Right-click and select Visibility. Clear the check …

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Constrain arc or circle to be concentric

The concentric constraint causes two arcs, circles, or ellipses to have the same center point. On the ribbon, click Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Concentric Constraint  . Click the first arc, circle, or ellipse. Click a second curve to be concentric to the first. Continue to place concentric constraints, or do one of the following to quit: …

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Apply coincident constraint

Use Coincident Constraint to constrain points to other geometries in 2D and 3D sketches. On the ribbon, click Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Coincident Constraint  . Click the point to constrain. Click the geometry to which the point is constrained. Continue to place coincident constraints, or do one of the following to quit: Right-click, and …

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