4 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2016 9:21 AM by Glenn Schroeder

    Hello Everyone,

    Mohammad Alsarraf

      how i chose the best plane to start my designe ?

        • Re: Hello Everyone,
          Glenn Schroeder

          It will be very difficult to answer that without knowing what you're designing.

          • Re: Hello Everyone,
            Kelvin Lamport

            You have several options...

            Start with a plane which allows the part to be created in an as-assembled orientation

            -or-

            Start with a plane which allows the part to be created as if it were sitting on the desk in front of you

            -or-

            Start with a plane which orients the part to best suit the manufacturing process

             

            Whichever you choose, try to create the part with a logical origin point, and use symmetry wherever possible.

            • Re: Hello Everyone,
              Solid Air

              While there is no right answer in my opinion as long as you stay consistent through the whole design.

               

              Now for my other two cents.   I generally use the top plane for the floor.   The front view for when the product is coming towards me and right for a side view of the equipment.  So if I was designing a car: top would be road,  front, I would be looking at the grill and right I would be looking at the driver side (third angle).  But follow my first statement for your own needs.

              • Re: Hello Everyone,
                Glenn Schroeder

                I'd like to reiterate what Kelvin said about symmetry.  Much of the work I do involved symmetric models, so the right plane almost always bisects the model at the centerline (so half the model is on the right side of the right plane, and the other half is on the left).  That makes it much easier for mirroring and mating.