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Coordinate System - SolidWorks Default

Question asked by Frans Soetomo on Nov 11, 2008
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2008 by Frans Soetomo
I was wondering, back in the ol' AutoCAD days, there was the default coordinate system. I forgot the name, World Coordinate System (WCS)? Where the (0,0,0) is the origin of the system, and x, y, and x axes are default Cartesian (x to the right, y to the top, z normal to the screen). Does SolidWorks have this kind of 'default corrdinate system'?

The reason I ask: I want to create Table Driven Pattern using this simple default coordinate, but I can't find it. Sure, I can create a new coordinate system, but it would involve I need to create a dummy sketch with x and y axes first (the face I am going to place my Table Driven Pattern happens to be a circular face, hence I have no straight edges to specify the x and y directions). I was wondering if there is a simpler way of doing this.

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