im new to solidworks, so this will be an easy one for you.
Basically, i have 2 metal rods (each defined in a "part" file), and an assembly file where i mated them so they are perpendicular to each other and touch in exactly one point.
For each rod, I can define an axis with the reference geometry tool. Now, i want to put a reference coordinate system at the intersection of those 2 axes.
However, i cannot place a reference system at the intersection because one axis vanishes and not even on the remaining axis.
I tried another approach with the construction lines, but i cant get the construction line to through the middle of the cylindrically shaped rods.
Follow-Up question: If i have the desired reference coordinate system as described above, is there a possibility to show the reference coordinate system in each of the "part" files, or do i have to measure the distance in the assembly file and create a new reference frame in each part file and position it as desired?
(This is because i want to get the moments of inertia for each rod wrt to the coordinate frame)
Would be great if you can help me out here!