Temporary axis is not active for this pentagonal cylinder. It was active when I was modeling trilobular screw. What is the reason for that?
Temp Axis is created from a cylindrical face. You are extruding a spline. Your previous part may have had a small cylindrical extrusion, or the sweep may have created a cylindrical face.
I have a template that has X, Y and Z axes in it, so I always have them.
Maybe because you don't have any solid cylinder.
What you say is if temporary axis does not work, if have X, Y and Z axes in your template you can activate that.
Axes created as Matt Lombard said don't have to be "activated" (I assume you mean set to Show) in order to use them. You can select them from the tree without making them visible.
Which option in FM makes X, Y, and Z visible.
The axes aren't automatically generated. First you'd need to create the axes in your model, typically at the intersection of two of the main planes. Then you could use these axes for any feature that would use a temporary axis. In my reply above I just meant that when you need one of these axes, for example in a circular pattern, you could choose it from the tree without the need to make it visible. I don't like a lot of axes, planes, sketches, etc visible and cluttering up the graphics area.
Even I don't like to clutter up the FM tree. I placed this axis in a newly created folder.
If its useful, it's not clutter. Plus, with the FeatureManager Filter, you can find stuff you want very quickly, as long as you have it named in a useful way.
Maha Nadarasa wrote: Even I don't like to clutter up the FM tree. I placed this axis in a newly created folder.
Maha Nadarasa wrote:
I have to agree with Matt Lombard that it's not clutter. And did you really create a new folder for one axis?
Save those into your Part template (and assembly too while at it), and you will never have to make it again and it will always be there for reference, relation, mates, and dimension attachment.
Also as Matt Lombard mentioned, "as long as you have it named in a useful way." If I were you, and saving it for forevermore use, I'd name it something meaningful like Y-Axis, X-Axis, and Z-Axis. In one of my templates for Routing parts, I renamed X-Axis to ThroughAxis, and Y-Axis to Vertical. 1, 2, and 3 only describe order of creation, not purpose or orientation.
See as Glenn Schroeder says
You don't do it in the FeatureManager. You use the Heads Up Toolbar, the Eye icon drop down. There are two centerline-looking things. The gray one is temp axes and the blue is reference axes.
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