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What can be done so Featureworks generates reference planes that are editable and/or in the same orientation that new reference planes are generated?

Question asked by Aaron Derman on May 2, 2013
Latest reply on May 3, 2013 by Aaron Derman

What can be done so Featureworks generates reference planes that are editable and/or in the same orientation that new reference planes are generated?

 

Using Featureworks when possible to convert our parts database over, it works fine for simple boss revolves and extrudes. But for complex shapes, for instance a boss revolve with cut revolve or hole pattern, Featureworks generates reference planes that can not be edited.  This limits the ability to make changes to the parts later on.  When creating a replacement plane to link the Featureworks generated sketches to, it always turns out the plane Featureworks originally created is in the reverse orientation from any new reference plane created to replace it.  This in turn causes the sketch to be mirrored when it is linked to the new plane, and makes it necessary to edit the sketch in order to use the new plane.  More often than not, it's easier to just start the part from scratch.

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