Plane by Menu
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Location: Create>Planes>Plane by Menu

Use the Plane by Menu function to create a plane by using menu options to define it.

 

Using the Function:

  1. Select Plane By Menu from the Create>Plane submenu.

  2. Choose a method to define the plane.


3 Positions

Creates a new plane based on the plane created by three positions you indicate. The positive direction for the X axis passes from the first position to the second position. The position of the third point relative to the other two positions determines the perpendicular direction of the positive Y axis and consequently, the Z axis.

  • Select Three Positions from the Plane>By Menu options.

  • Select the first position on the X axis.

  • Select the second position on the X axis.

  • Select the position indicating the direction of the Y axis.

The plane entity created using this option will be associative. As the entities from which the plane was defined are re-located or modified, the plane will update accordingly.

Line/Pos

Select a position and the two end points of a selected line entity to define a plane.

  1. Select Line/Position from the Plane>By Menu options.

  2. Indicate a direction for the Y axis.

  3. Select a line indicating the X axis.

The plane entity created using this option will be associative. As the entities from which the plane was defined are re-located or modified, the plane will update accordingly.

Nrm/Tan

This option allows you to define a plane by selecting a normal and tangent. When this option is selected, two additional options appear: Pick and Exist Pt, which are used to define the origin for the plane or view.

CP/Depth

This setting defines the display view from an indicated Construction Plane and Depth.

  1. Select CP/Depth from the Plane>By Menu options.

  2. Enter a construction plane number. You can also use the List button to bring up the Cplane selection list to choose from.

The plane entity created using this option will be non-associative. The plane is not associated with the entities used to define it and therefore will not update when those entities are re-located or modified

2 Positions

Select two positions to define the Z axis. The plane will be created normal to that Z axis.

The plane entity created using this option will be non-associative. the plane is not associated with the entities used to define it and therefore will not update when those entities are re-located or modified