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Rotate a Plane

kai_h_borbekai_h_borbe Member Posts: 14 EDU
i like to rotate a plane, dependent on a mesh (obj-File).
As like in the picture.How can i rotate the Plane, to fit the crooked edge in the geometry?
Thank you very much


  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,568

    There are a number of different ways you could approach this.  Planes are always made using the "Plane" feature:

    The simplest approach would be to use the "Three point" option, and select three points on the mesh that the plane should pass through.

    Another option that may suit you a little better would be to use the "line angle" option.  First, sketch a line on the "top" plane that you want your new plane to pass through.  Then start a plane feature, switch to "line angle" and select the sketched line.  The system will show a hint at the top stating that you can also make an additional selection to use as a reference for the angle.  You can select the top plane as the reference, and then change the angle to 90 degrees.  Here is what that one looks like:

    Hope this helps!
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • kai_h_borbekai_h_borbe Member Posts: 14 EDU
    edited September 2019
    thank you very much for your fast reply.
    I try the three point method befor, but i has selected the plane itself, and it wont work, but now it works! :)

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Yes having  4 inputs in your 3 point plane could be a problem :)
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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