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New FeatureScript - World Revolve

Alex_KempenAlex_Kempen Member Posts: 179 EDU
Hello all,
Something I've always wanted to see added to the revolve feature is the ability to easily use a world axis to define the axis of a revolve. Since Onshape doesn't support datum axes by default, revolving around a world axis often means manually creating an arbitrary length construction line or manually selecting and reorienting a mate connector at the origin. This is tedious and annoying, and can also pose a challenge to new users who aren't familiar with the behavior of the revolve feature or the types of geometry which can be used to define a valid axis.

In order to solve these problems, I threw together a FeatureScript yesterday which adds the option of selecting a default axis to revolve around to the revolve feature. Since it is simply a modification of the existing revolve feature, it leaves all of the core functionality of the revolve feature untouched. It also generates color-coded axes with point manipulators which show the user the valid axes they can revolve their selection around, making it easy to select an appropriate axis to use.



If you want to try it for yourself, you can find the feature here:
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/01ff7dc2c65a71981aa23c0f/v/f741e64794d4a17d74fb6f65/e/21e0393d382af10f6f43909e

If you think this functionality should be available by default in the standard library, you can vote for the improvement request here:
https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/16544/allow-revolving-around-a-world-axis-by-default/p1?new=1
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Comments

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 978 PRO
    I like the implementation of the clickable axes in the viewport! Got the colors right and everything
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 542 PRO
    New feature! Added.
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,585 PRO
    nice little feature, thanks
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