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BrandonCroft Copper 16 posts since
Aug 6, 2010
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Aug 26, 2010 1:28 PM

How do I create an angled datum plane?

Hello, I am new to Pro E.  I am trying to create an angled datum plane.  What is the easiest way to do this?

  • DebraTossey Copper 2 posts since
    Oct 4, 2007
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    Aug 26, 2010 1:45 PM (in response to BrandonCroft)
    Re: How do I create an angled datum plane?

    The way I create an angled datum plane is by creating an axis normal to one of the three main datums and constraining it to the other two datums. Then I select the datum plane tool Icon and it (the datum you are creating) will rotate around the axis you just created. You can adjust your pivot axis by adjusting your offset constraints from the original two datums.

    Hope that helps

  • BrentDrysdale Silver 102 posts since
    Jan 27, 2009
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:36 PM (in response to BrandonCroft)
    Re: How do I create an angled datum plane?

    Hi Brandon,

    The method Debra describes is pretty much the simplest.  You can do a similar method using a geometry edge and face to give the angle though it is more robust to use the first method.

     

    If you need the plane at a compound angle to the original datums then a tidy method is to create an offset datum coordinate system to your default coordinate system and use the Orientation tab (WF4) and choose rotations about X and/or Y and/or Z.  Once you have the angles you want then pick the CYS you have just created and select the Datum Plane create tool.  You will see that it gives a translation along an axis (default X).

     

    Hope this helps.

    Brent

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