Assemblies, Solid Edge, Tips

There are times when you want to create a specific position for cylindrical parts that have no flat faces. In this situation, you can use the part reference planes to align the parts.

In this example, we will use a planar align, although a mate or angle relationship could be used.

Construction DisplayFirst, start by selecting the options and turn off reduced steps, as you need to pick the second part before being able display its reference planes.

 

Once you have selected the relationship type, select the construction display button (third from the left on the Command bar) and turn on the reference planes for theĀ first part (below left).

Now that the reference planes on the first part are displayed, pick the right reference plane.

Select reference plane

After picking the second part, turn on its reference planes and pick the right plane.

Plane on second part

The parts are now aligned.

 

 

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