X axis is generally called horizontal, Y axis is generally called vertical, but I cannot find a similar term for the Z axis. Therefore I propose "adversus." It is latin for against or towards.
What do you think?
To many, Z is the Up or Vertical.
If you are going to adopt the convention that X is horizontal and Y is vertical (see the Frederick Law comment), then you might refer to the Z axis as the Normal Axis, but this is all relative.
You are correct, but in every cad system that I've used, Y is vertical, and Z comes toward you or goes away from you. The front plane is typically X&Y. As in this picture regarding the 3rd angle projection.
Normal axis would be accurate, but I am going for a Latinate term.
If Z is called vertical, what would Y be called?
When you're drawing on the table, X is Up, Y is Right, Z is Out of the paper.
Like JD said, its relative.
It also depends if the part is on vertical or horizontal mill, lathe.
Can we stop the name calling?
Well I'm talking about using CAD on a computer screen. I don't get this: "When you're drawing on the table, X is Up, Y is Right, Z is Out of the paper."
Yes, of course it is all relative. Probably anything to do with naming something in particular, and language in general is RELATIVE. But thank you both for clarifying...
Yet Even Enother Horizontal Axis Widget (YEEHAW)
Oh yea, X is Right, Y is Up.
See name doesn't work
I'm with Ayn Rand on this one: "A is A".
X is X; Y is Y; Z is Z. Horizontal and vertical are usually superfluous. I rarely use the terns to describe CAD features.
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
Roland Schwarz wrote: I'm with Ayn Rand on this one: "A is A". X is X; Y is Y; Z is Z. Horizontal and vertical are usually superfluous. I rarely use the terns to describe CAD features.
Roland Schwarz wrote:
In context of Routing, there should be an axis named Vertical in the component for easy definitions in the Routing Component Wizard which adds that component to the Routing Library.
It sometimes has its uses. As with most things, context. There are many.
I also rarely use terns to describe CAD features, even more rarely do I use seagulls to describe them.
How about "the vector orthogonal to both X and Y"
It just rolls off the tongue
42 is clearly the correct answer.
Don't forget your towel.
1-89Y1S4P wrote: It also depends if the part is on vertical or horizontal mill, lathe.
Isn't the spindle axis always Z?
The Axis Formerly Known as Z.
Create an unpronounceable symbol for it too.
Yes, we got vertical lathe too.
Don't the British call it Zed?
Zed instead of Cee.
Yes, also the French and Australians that I know of.
Ryan Navarro wrote: How about "the vector orthogonal to both X and Y" It just rolls off the tongue
Ryan Navarro wrote:
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