The one on the left side is available to create while in 3d sketching mode while the one right side is regular plane. So both are used on need basis.
Thanks for your input. I have checked again, but both planes seem to be available in both 2D and 3D sketch mode. I am using the Student Version 2020.
The main difference I can see is that the plane on the left is embedded into the sketch itself and so not visible in the feature tree. And the one on the right is a separate feature which can be seen in the tree.
Can you, or anyone else, describe an example where the embedded plane would be useful?
I can be a little more specific, when I'm routing some pipes or conduit and I need to run the pipe from one area to the next, but it's not along the x, y or z direction and I want a direct route, I can add a 3D sketch plane. I'd do this if I didn't need anything else on this plane. It's just quicker to do so, especially if you are using 3D sketch geometry to create the plane, otherwise, you'd have to close out the existing 3D sketch, add the plane to that 3D sketch geometry, then create a new sketch to use the new plane.
when you need a plane only in a particular 3D Sketch, then use this one.
If you want to define a plane in advance, or for multiple usage, use the other one.
Heiko Sohnholz wrote: ... when you need a plane only in a particular 3D Sketch...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote:
... when you need a plane only in a particular 3D Sketch...
But when would that be useful?
Liam Guinnane wrote: Heiko Sohnholz wrote: ... when you need a plane only in a particular 3D Sketch...But when would that be useful?
Liam Guinnane wrote:
When it's convenient... Sometimes it's difficult to get a 3D Sketch to "behave" and you can select 3 sketch points and create one on the fly without cluttering up your feature tree. I can't speak to how robust they are versus a regular plane, but I have used them from time to time.
when you need a plane only in a particular 3D Sketch
Do you know the different between a "2d sketch" and a "3d sketch"?
fixed landing gear
retractable landing gear
...and various combinations of the above.
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Jim Riddell wrote:
That reminds me of when I was in a junior college English class, and the instructor had just finished advising us about choosing topics to write about. He said that when given a set of possible topics, if one's a little off-the-wall, pick that one, because the person grading the papers is likely bored with reading all the papers on the same subjects, so a little novelty may help with the grade.
Soon after that we were given a set of topics to choose from, and one of them was "Types of Flies." Since I was also taking an Entomology class I was able to give him quite a bit of detail, including scientific names. I then went on to discuss creatures that are called flies, but really aren't, like dragonflies, and finished with a few paragraphs discussing fly balls in baseball.
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