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Construction plane via normal vector

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Hi folks,

Is it possible to define a construction plane using a normal local vector? It seems the only method is to rotate it into position. Thanks for the help. 

 

Aaron 

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Hi all.

New member here. 

I have been looking at evolve for use with making a prescription rifle stock. I want to research the program as much as possible before i apply for a trial license 

i want the trial license to be used to confirm my ideas.

 Here's my first couple of questions to the forum. After you have set the construction planes up that you need, is there a way of showing the offset dimensions? 

Say i want to set a base model with to profiles 13" apart. Then i need to reposition the back profile another 3" back to 16" 

Is there a way of showing the dimension of the distance between construction planes? 

i hope explained that correctly! 

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Hi,

I understand your requirement of creating multiple construction planes offset by some value and sorry this feature is not available in the construction plane tool itself. However, there are ways of to create planes spaced with some distance between them and to align construction planes with these surfaces. It requires some additional steps but it is possible.

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Thank you for the reply. 

could you please list the steps to do this?

would it be to much to ask for screen shots as well please? 

im so conditioned doing this by just listing a dimension for the offset in the other cad package (fusion 360) i use. i understand though that evolve is a higher level system. i like the idea of using a proper NURBS system. 

i just need the bits where i need to reflect a real life measurement to be able to have that kind of control. 

looking at evolve though feels like quite a step up in my game! 

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