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stupid cut plane question


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As a mechanical guy who details lots of weldments....

One thingI make sure I do is to take a skim cut off a weldment to give myself a good working surface. can someone please please please tell me what I need to do to display the orginal surface location, or even a datum plane as a phantom line in my drawing??

Up to this point I've been adding a line to my drawings, which never matches up to my dimensions... help!?

any and all suggestions appreciated!!



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I use datum curves just for that purpose......weldments, pitch diameters etc. You can change the line types by clicking on the curve and rmb properties.


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The reason the dimensions aren't matching is because the drawing view is not 1:1 scale. And if you're creating a surface or what ever , for reference uses you could insert a weld symbol with type, and spec.'s.