3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2010 11:02 AM by Ryan Werner

    Projecting a point from one plane to another in sketch



      I am trying to project a point from one plane to another and Solidworks is not projecting as I'd expect.


      Here is a simplified situation:  I have a point on my START plane.  I would like to project that point onto my DESTINATION plane


      start to dest.png


      When I either project a reference point, or draw a point and make it coincident on the DESTINATION plane it gives me this:


      bad result.png


      Solidworks is using the DESTINATION plane as the "driver".  It assumes I want the point to coincident as though I'm looking normal to the DESTINATION plane


      I want it to give me a result that is driven by the START plane.  ie... I want Solidworks to project the point, NORMAL TO THE START PLANE, onto the destination plane:





      Can anyone tell me what setting to change, or what process to use that will accomplish this?


      Thank you very much for the help!