New user, just drawn 4 plates with holes 2 plates are drawn on front plane the other 2 on back plane. how do i make all on the same plane so when I add to the assembly the counter bores are the same direction
Welcome to the forum. I'm not real clear on what you mean by back plane. The default Part templates have three planes: Front, Right, and Top. If you mean all your plates were extruded from the Front plane, but in different directions, then the extrude feature can be edited, and the direction reversed. By the way, when you bring the plates into your assembly you should be able to mate them however you want them (assuming their basic geometry is correct), regardless of which plane they were created on or which direction they were extruded.
Please let me know if this answers your question, or explain further if it doesn't.
Hi Glenn, thanks for this.
I seem to have pressed the "normal to" tab too many times before using the hole wizard so my holes are on the front of 2 plates (shinny side 2016) and on the back of the other 2 (dull side). So when I copied the 4 plates into an assembly I had 2 plates with counter bores in one direction and 2 the other. I hope that makes sense.
Being new I hadn't realised it didn't matter. I just spent the last 2 hours trying to flip 2 of the parts with no luck.
Rotating them in the assembly shouldn't be a problem. If you're using coincident or distance mates to place them you can change the orientation. Or you can right-click and drag on a component to rotate it close to the orientation you want before mating.
The other option would be to edit the sketch plane and direction for the hole wizard features, but it shouldn't be necessary.
Thanks for your help Glenn, you are very kind to us new users.
John Standring wrote: Thanks for your help Glenn, you are very kind to us new users.
John Standring wrote:
You're welcome, and I'm always glad to help. I was a new user once (and I'm still learning).
Click on the sketch in the feature tree, then on plane and choose edit plane. Then click on a new plane or any surface to move the sketch.
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