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dan_schwartzdan_schwartz Member Posts: 5
Can I add planes to assembly?
What is the way to start from layout?


  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,156
    Dan - there are no planes in our assemblies because they are not needed.
    Onshape uses Mate Connectors (local coordinate systems) and high level mates.

    To orient parts in an assembly you can either;
    1) Use the manipulator triad - this includes 'align with z', 'anti align with z' and 'move to origin, OR
    2) Mate to the origin (both implicit and explicit mate connectors can be generated at the origin).

    That should get you started. 

    Are there any specific scenarios that you are struggling with?

    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • guillaume_ethierguillaume_ethier Member Posts: 2 PRO
    How do you activate section view without planes?
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,156
    I think this is what you're looking for


    There are a bunch of awesome technical papers here.
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • gaby_rochinogaby_rochino Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 41
    @guillaume_ethier You can use mate connectors or planar faces as your section plane. If you do not have any planar faces in your assembly, you can add a mate connector to the origin of the assembly.
  • guillaume_ethierguillaume_ethier Member Posts: 2 PRO
    Great thanks!
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