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    Control a reference line in 2 axis.

    I can't remember where, but I definately recall seeing a family that had an angle parameter controlling a reference line in the front/back plane, and another angle parameter controlling the very same reference line in the left/right plane.

    I've been wrestling with recreating the affect, and I'm 100% sure I didn't imagine it, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

    #2
    i`ve made something simple from your description.
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    Last edited by gaby424; May 10, 2011, 08:52 PM.

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      #3
      i`ve added the atachement..

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        #4
        Cool thanks - I'll have a look at it tomorrow when I'm infront of version that'll open it... I'll post back if I've any questions.

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          #5
          Okay, so what's the trick? I've pulled your family apart and tried to remake my own using the same kind of method (which is where I was to begin with) and mine just doesn't seem to like it.

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            #6
            1.you go at the front view and draw the first ref line (front back plane) and lock the end to the origin. Then apply angle between line and the level. Set the angle to 45.
            2.then you go in 3d view. you set the work plane on the "inclinated" plane that is generated by the first ref line(use tab). Then press show work plane. Than draw without precision draw the second ref line with one end around origin.
            3.then you go at the left view. you move the second line to have the end exactly at the origin. then you put second angle dimension between the two lines

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              #7
              Well this is embarrasing - I still can't replicate what you've done.

              I think I'm tripping up where I "set" the workplane as I've never had much cause to work with workplanes until now, well ones other than front/back, left/right and top/bottom that is.

              I will persevere.

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                #8
                Ref. Lines have a horizontal and a vertical plane. Like gaby said turn on Show Ref Plane then select Set Ref Plane by pick , place cursor over first Ref Line/ tab through and select the verticl Ref Plane to draw your second Ref Line on.
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                Mark Balsom

                If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                  #9
                  you have a button "Set" in home menu under the "Work Plane" group at the right end of the Ribbon. Go to 3d view press that button , roll over the reference line, tab until you select the inclinated plan that goes through your line. And click. Then press Show button from the same group. Than use the steps described before.

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                    #10
                    Woohoo! Done it - not feeling totally confident that I've got it down perfect, but I now get the theory. Thanks guys.

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