Since the part originally was already modeled in a really goofy origin, I am having issue with trying to re-origin the flat face to be a front view.
I have attached the part file for everyone to view.
Thanks in advance.
I believe you could use the move command to get the result you want but the reason you are having difficulties is because the part isn't flattened.
Here is what I mean:
Here is what I could do with the existing part to relocate it close to the origin but it's still lofted.
Using the move/copy feature was my first thought too! And you can delete it too after your done and no one is the wiser you moved it
Tip: Attempt to create a new 2D sketch on a "flat" face. If Solidworks does not select the face then it is not planar.
Somehow I can't select to front face of the part - seems like it's not flat as Mather mentioned
Anyway, what I'd do is to leave the "123" part alone (in case I need it for ref). Create a new part and insert that "123" into the new part and use the mate to constrain it to whatever position I want
It all depends what his intent is. If his intent is to use it once and never use it again, I suggest modeling his new part in the already existing one and then supressing the body. This way he could have a configuration with the rounded part and the original body and keep all his mates, and he could have the configuration explecitely used for drawing intentions.
If he wants to make a clean part that he will use on the long run, your method is the ideal solution.
Actually, your approach is straight forward and I like it better than using inserting part
the reason I use inserting part so I can anytime open/view the original part instead of browsering over the place for it
As previously stated, the part is not flat.
However it can still be "moved" to a more sensible origin point by assigning a new Coordinate System and saving out as a parasolid.
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