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Compound Datum Plane


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I'm looking to reduce the number of commands to acheive creating a compound datum plane. I'm using the Cartesian Coordinate system with default datum planes set and X, Y and Z and datum axes for each datum plane .

The Example:

I would like to create a Datum Plane Offset from the X Axis, lets say 10mm. In addition I would like to have this datum plane rotated about the Y axis 3 degrees and rotated about the Z axis by 3 degrees.

Can this be done in 1 step?

Currently the way I have been creating this datum plane was to create multiple datum axes and then datum planes to reference from and then finally create the datum plane. As you can see there were many steps involved. I'm hoping that I'm missing something easy here and that one of you guru's can straighten me out.

I'm using Proe2001.

Thanks for Reading and Replying


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I would first create a new CSYS offset (translated and rotated) from the default CSYS. Then create your Datum Plane offset from an axis of the new CSYS. That's only 2 steps. If you want to simplify it further I would create a UDF (User-Defined Feature) from the two features making sure that when you offset the CSYS you choose translation and rotation about all possible axes to make the UDF as flexible as possible. You can set the values to 0 but they will still show up as variable dimensions in the UDF. You can save the UDF and create as many instances of it as you want.