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User coordinate system (UCS)

UCS (user coordinate system) is a collection of work features (three workplanes, three axes, and a center point). But unlike Origin, there can be multiple UCS in a document, and you can place and orient them differently. When you create or modify objects in a 3D environment, you can move …

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Display reference plane

To view reference planes, right-click in the graphics window and click Home View. In the browser, click the plus sign beside Origin. Select a reference plane to display, then right-click and select Visibility from the menu. Optionally, do one of the following: To resize a reference plane, hover over a …

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Reference planes

Every part and assembly file has reference planes. They are hidden work planes that intersect at the origin of the XYZ coordinates. The work planes and a center point are listed under the Origin icon in the browser. You can display any of these work planes and use them to construct features. …

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Reference geometry

Reference geometry is sketch curves or points created by projecting the model edges, vertices, or work features of another sketch onto the active sketch plane. Reference geometry refers to (is associated with) previously created geometry. You can use reference geometry in a profile or path sketch or to constrain other …

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3D Move or Rotate reference

Access On the ribbon, select 3D Model tab  Work Features panel  Grounded Point , and then click a vertex, edge midpoint, sketch point, or work point. Click the triad to show dialog box.  In the Part browser, right-click a feature, and select Move Feature. In the graphics window, right-click and select Triad Move. Select …

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Create, change, and rotate grounded work points

To move a grounded work point relative to a different location, use the Move Triad Only option of the 3D Move or Rotate command. On the ribbon, use 3D Model tab  Work Features panel  Grounded Point to create a work point, then follow this sequence: Right-click the grounded work point and select 3D Move/Rotate to edit …

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3D Move and Rotate

Interactively positions grounded work points by dragging the triad in a planar move, axial move or rotate, free movement, or entering values along X, Y, or Z axes. Movement is controlled by the selected area of the triad. When you create or edit a grounded work point in a part or 3D …

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Work point reference

Access In a 3D sketch, click ModelWork Features and then click Point or Grounded Point. In a part file, click ModelWork Features and then click Point or Grounded Point. Alternatively, select an explicit work point creation method from the Point drop-down menu. In an assembly file, click 3D Model tab  Work Feature …

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Create work point (legacy method)

Prior to the introduction of Direct Manipulation modeling techniques in Inventor R2011, the Point command was the only method available to create work points. This legacy method was, and still can be, used with one of the methods described below: Create work point from one selection On the ribbon, click 3D …

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Work points

On the 3D Model tab, Work Features panel, use Point or Grounded Point in a part file to select model vertices, edge and axis intersections, intersections of three nonparallel faces or planes, and other work features as work points. You can also create work points as input to other work …

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