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Planes perpendicular to splines and helix's
nic_tauroa
Member Posts: 8 ✭
I didn't want to start a support ticket for something that is already being worked on.
However is there any future for plans being made perpendicular to a splines (including 3d) end point?
Using a similar method currently used for line + point work plane generation?
I have made a work around for this for anyone struggling:
Draw your spline on one the work plane of your choice.
Create a line with a start point on the spline, make this line tangent to your spline and turn it into a construction line
Create a plane, select your construction line and the shared end point with the spline
Draw on your newly constructed plane, relation your constructed geometry to the end point of the spline, then sweep the geometry.
However is there any future for plans being made perpendicular to a splines (including 3d) end point?
Using a similar method currently used for line + point work plane generation?
I have made a work around for this for anyone struggling:
Draw your spline on one the work plane of your choice.
Create a line with a start point on the spline, make this line tangent to your spline and turn it into a construction line
Create a plane, select your construction line and the shared end point with the spline
Draw on your newly constructed plane, relation your constructed geometry to the end point of the spline, then sweep the geometry.
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Optionsjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 658Hi nic_tauroa,
If you use the "Curve Point" plane type, you can create a plane that is perpendicular to the end of the spline. Select the spline for the curve and the end point of the spline for the point. This should work for any curve.
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You can also select any of the spline's points to use as the point as well.Jake RamsleyDirector of Quality Engineering & Release Manager onshape.com6
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If you use the "Curve Point" plane type, you can create a plane that is perpendicular to the end of the spline. Select the spline for the curve and the end point of the spline for the point. This should work for any curve.
edit:
You can also select any of the spline's points to use as the point as well.
I was trying this with a Helix and it did not work, I just assumed it was all Splines
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Thanks.
Eva Mechanica Ltd
http://evamechanica.co.nz