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Coincidence between Lines/Points in Sketches on Different Planes

Question asked by John Willett on Feb 8, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2015 by Mark Kaiser

Outlining a tetrahedron (don't ask why!), I have sketched fully-defined triangles on the three principle planes, all coincident at the origin and each of the three pairs coincident at one other point that will become another vertex of the tetrahedron.  (I seem to have no problem with coincidence of the corners of those triangles among the different planes, though now I am wondering why.)  Then I defined an oblique plane determined by the three outer corners of these pairs (or at least by the end of two of the four lines coincident there).  I sketched the triangle on that plane that is determined by these same three points to close the tetrahedron.  This fourth triangle also says it's fully defined (see image below).

Fourth Sketch in Tetrahedral Wire Frame from Plane1.png

Now the specific questions:

1) When I blow up any one of the corners of this fourth triangle far enough, it does not appear coincident with the corners of the other two triangles that do appear coincident there (see image below).

Close-Up from Plane1.png

Why is this?

2) In general, how do you apply, and how do you verify, relations among sketches on different planes, in this case three sketches on three planes?  This would usually be an issue on the lines where the planes happen to intersect (or the points where three planes intersect, as in this case).

3) Finally, if the corners of the fourth triangle actually are coincident with the those of the other two (in each case), why do they not appear so?

-- John Willett

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