2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2016 4:50 AM by Maxim Tschernajew

    Variables in reference geometry

    Maxim Tschernajew

      Hello dear members!

       

      I am trying to create a complex reference geometry, from which my parts and sketches will depend. But I can't insert reference planes or axes, that are dependent from global variables (e.g. that would define the distance of two planes from each other). This is necessary to create a laser beam path. How can I make reference geometries dependent on variables?

       

      Thanks,

      Maxim

        • Re: Variables in reference geometry
          Vladimir Urazhdin

          Maxim,

          In SW 2017 you can link a Global Variable to distance between datum plane and inserted one.

          In in earlier SW releases I would create a "skeleton sketch", set a Point, link it to coordinate via Global Variable and use Point in a sketch as a reference to the plane you need to insert in a model.

            • Re: Variables in reference geometry
              Maxim Tschernajew

              Hello Vladimir,

               

              Spasibo I will try and comment if I encountered any problems. Of course I forgot to mention that I have SW 2015, so I will try the second variant.

               

              EDIT: I got it. You can do it via 3D-Sketch with points or planes, but figured out that reference geometry planes also can be linked to Global Variables. You just have to set them first, and AFTERWARDS, you can edit them and insert equations.

               

              Thank you!