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Create reference plane to show this mitered pipe on drawing properly for cutting?

Question asked by Dave Krum on Feb 18, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2016 by Dave Krum

Hello all,

Got a question on making a reference plane that will show the pipe normal to screen in view such as in 4th pic below.  I get pipes frequently with irregular cuts and need to be able to show them on a drawing for sawing and/or handburning.  I always seem to have an issue trying to get the view oriented properly (I can drag the view onto drawing then use rotate for the view, but when I pull some dimensions they never seem to be in the correct plane i.e. horiz. and vertical they are diagonals since I used "rotate view").  I would like to create a plane such as plane1 where it is parallel to temporary axis (you can see it is sloped upward but I only chose the uppermost quadrant point on elliptical cut side).  If I select the point on the opposite side, I get an error.  See 3rd pic.  Thanks in advance for any help on what I'm doing wrong.  There must be a way to get my plane parallel.  I've attached the file as well (its an "insert part" file from parent part so hopefully it can still be opened).