Adam Rurański

How to make datum plane in assembly?

Question by Adam Rurański

I would like to constrain two bodies by their construction elements, like symetric datum plane, axis, datum point. I cant make datum plane in assemle which would be constrain to part, and when i make plane in part it is not visible in assembly.

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Jane Jeong
Answered on 4 Mar, 2014 07:57 AM

you can make datum plane,axis,line by using point in assembly.

Answered with a tutorial:

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Answered on 11 Mar, 2014 12:14 PM

by using wave link also you can call for top down approch

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Adam Rurański
Answered on 17 Mar, 2014 04:17 PM

But when i want to move part this datum plane stay in the same position. Datum plane is not constrained to the part. It is a problem. I need constrained datum part or axis to part.

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Samu Suojanen
Answered on 21 Mar, 2014 08:22 AM

It's possible to make datum plane in an assembly and then use assembly constraints to constraint the parts with the datum plane of the assembly.

Using "center" constraint and option "2 to 1" you can symmetrically position these two bodies according to the datum plane. Moving one part will move the other part/body too then.

Moving the datum plane afterwards will affect the position of the parts constrained to it, as designed.

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Mark Baumgartner
Answered on 2 Apr, 2014 11:36 AM

Set your datum plane in the parts, not the assembly.
In your assembly navigator right click the part you want to constrain -----> Replace Reference Set----->Entire Part and all planes etc apear and you can constrain the components as usual.
Don't forget to go back ---->Replace Reference Set----->Model when you are finished constraining or else the Datum Planes etc apear on your drafting page

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