3 September 2015, by Alan
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.
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 the first part (below left).
Now that the reference planes on the first part are displayed, pick the right reference plane.
After picking the second part, turn on its reference planes and pick the right plane.
The parts are now aligned.
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