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Closed sketch can be used as a datum plane?

shashank_aaryashashank_aarya Member Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
I created a closed sketching profile and turned off the visibility of all datum planes. But still I can create a datum plane offset to sketch. See the below picture.

I think it can be useful in some special cases. I don't remember which other CAD tool is having similar provision,so not really sure where we can make best use of this provision. Any thoughts?  

Best Regards,


  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,037 PRO
    It saves having to show planes to do a offset, just select the region of the sketch. May not be as robust as using the plane though.

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