Indicating Base Positions
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The Position/Orientation features require you to indicate base positions.

 

Indicating Positions Using One Point:

When you indicate only one position, the geometry is not rotated. Just the vector is translated from the old position to the new position.

  1. Indicate a base position.

  2. Click SKIP when you are prompted to indicate a first direction point. This defines the transformation using only one old and one new position.

  3. Indicate the new base position.

Indicating Positions Using Two Points:

When you indicate two positions, the entities are translated and rotated so that the first old position moves onto the first new position. The line is rotated from the first old position to the second old position about an axis normal to the construction plane so that it ends up on top of the line from the first new position to the second new position.

  1. Indicate a base position.

  2. Indicate the first direction point.

  3. Click SKIP when you are prompted to indicate a second direction point. This defines the transformation using two old and two new positions.

  4. Indicate the new base position.

  5. Indicate the first new direction point.

Indicating Positions Using Three Points:

When you indicate three positions, the entities are translated and rotated so that the first old position moves onto the first new position. The line from the first old position to the second old position moves onto the line from the first new position to the second new position, and the plane containing the three old positions moves onto the plane containing the three new positions.

  1. Indicate a base position.

  2. Indicate the first direction point.

  3. Indicate the second direction point.

  4. Indicate the new base position.

  5. Indicate the first new direction point.

  6. Indicate the second new direction point.