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"Place on Workplane"
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* January 19, 2019, 09:53:10 AM
I know this has been answered probably more than once in another post. I am a newby so sorry for my ignorance but....I drew out some profiles in the "left" view then extruded them. They are now of course, aligned on the left plane but I need them aligned on the top world plane to assemble them. When I select them in "2D" and "place on work plane" with world selected  they only align to the left side plane and not the top. What did I do wrong? I know this is a very powerful program and trying to learn on my own and youtube is difficult. Thanks for your help in advance...

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* January 19, 2019, 10:13:24 AM
#1
Go to 3D mode, Select the Object and rotate it, when still selected set workplane by world ctrl + alt + w,
then place on workplane, alt + shift + w

Torfinn

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* January 19, 2019, 11:58:16 AM
#2
Tried that.... the objects just return to their original position and line up to the side plane again???? I think I had better start over again ??? :(

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* January 19, 2019, 12:18:50 PM
#3
Did you change to 3D mode ??
And what version/ edition do you use

Torfinn

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* January 19, 2019, 01:45:23 PM
#4
The 2D profile is probably not moving because it may be associated to the extrusion. If you select the extrusion and the profile turns blue, then they're associated. You could Explode "once" to break the association, then move the profile to the new workplane. You could also not Explode and move/rotate the extrusion (or a copy) to the new location. The profile will follow the extrusion.

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John R.

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* January 19, 2019, 02:20:27 PM
#5
OK....redrew the whole thing again...good practice!! Extruded from the top down and was successful. Thank you all. I am using Platinum 18 BTW. Where do I find the Break tool?? I would also like to add sectional views to the standard view icons if possible. I can't find that anywhere. The user guide assumes that you know where it is in the menu ???

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* January 19, 2019, 02:33:12 PM
#6
John is not thinking about the break tool, but the Explode Tool, alt + shift + e.
There are some standard views that are named Dimetric view also, else you turn the view the way you like it to be/ look like and then go to Views/ Named Views >> create view or something like that, it may be in a different place in v 18.

Torfinn

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* January 19, 2019, 02:49:06 PM
#7
In TurboCAD 2018, you can find the "Explode" tool near the bottom of Modify menu, at the bottom of the right hand (New Modify) toolbar or use the Hotkey "Shift+Alt+E". The Modify menu also has some Trim tools and a Split tool for breaking 2D objects. 3D objects has a "3D Slice" tool to kind of break it (Modify / Modify 3D Objects / 3D Boolean Operations / 3D Slice).

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John R.

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* January 19, 2019, 03:23:34 PM
#8
LOL..OK I'm getting you guys all mixed up now. I was referring to a tool to install a break line in a large part. It shows it in the ref guide but I can't find it. Also the guide mentions that you can install sectional view icons in the pop down menu. How do you do that? Sorry about that....

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* January 19, 2019, 08:46:25 PM
#9
You want to use the Drafting palette to create break lines. See Breaks in the Help. From there, you can look through the other sections of the Drafting palette about creating Sections (Creating Sectional and Iso Views).

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John R.

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* January 20, 2019, 08:52:28 AM
#10
Thanks John, your link takes me to a much better explanation than the help topics from within the program....The help document linked to the help menu is an adobe PDF document that is very search unfriendly. As a new user this is all quite confusing.....documentation seems all over the place. What is Turbocad 21? I was sold platinum 18 as the current version? It took over a month just to get permission to use this forum.

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* January 20, 2019, 09:30:45 AM
#11
Maybe you have v 2018 and not 18 like you tell earlier.
21 is an older Version ( 2018 = 25 ) they changed system in 2015

Torfinn

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* January 20, 2019, 09:45:41 AM
#12
Yes it is 2018 ???....So I was again unaware of that bit of information  :(

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* January 20, 2019, 01:38:39 PM
#13
"Help About" should tell you what you're using; Edition/version Name, number, etc.

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John R.

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* January 31, 2019, 01:31:28 PM
#14
OK..so back to the place on work plane problem. During the drawing process some of the iso's get on different planes. I get that. My question Is, some of the objects, when selected in 2D to place on a plane, have different reference planes, some are on the bottom some are in the middle. They align alright but some are above and below if the reference plane is through the middle. Am I creating the extrudes wrong or what?

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