8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2017 7:00 AM by Rob Davis

# Is there a way of trimming a line at the point where it passed perpendicular through a plane?

Is there a way of trimming a line at the point where it passed perpendicular through a plane?

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Rob Davis wrote:

Is there a way of trimming a line at the point where it passed perpendicular through a plane?

Can you post a screen shot or upload the file?

Edit:

Deepak Gupta and Glenn Schroeder are right. Just add a coincident relation between the endpoint of the line and the plane.

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Hi Tony,

I will probably kick myself when I see the answer to this question.

I simply want to trim the line, drawn on on the Front plane, at the point where the line passes through Plane 1

Thanks

Rob

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SolidWorks is a history based system, so you can't reference something that's lower in the tree.  I moved Plane 1 above the sketch (which I was able to do since the plane doesn't reference the sketch), then edited the sketch and added a coincident relation between the end of the line and the plane. • ###### Re: Is there a way of trimming a line at the point where it passed perpendicular through a plane?

Yes that is exactly how I understood the initial answer and then realised that I should have know this very basic procedure.

Thanks for the assistance

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Can't you just d the relation between that plane and end point of that line instead of trimming?

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Probably.

• ###### Re: Is there a way of trimming a line at the point where it passed perpendicular through a plane?

Edit the sketch used for the line in question, draw a construction line on the edge of the plane and trim the line to the construction.

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Thanks Guys,

I knew I was going to kick myself.