still get the same error msg...
I do a "E seke" on the top of a cylinder and it moves the reference point. I've tried using the "auto workplane by face" and "workplane by facet" and then doing a "C seke". If move the cursor to the reference box handles and click, the reference will relocate to there. I've tried outside, inside and not been able to get the reference point to move to the center of the top of a cylinder.
I need the reference point to move to the center of top or bottom of 2 cylinder faces so I can place (snap) them on the same workplane and their center line up.
You don't need to "auto Workplane by Face" nor "Workplane by Facet" to achieve what you are trying to do.
Nor do you need "the reference point to move to the center of top or bottom of 2 cylinder faces so I can place (snap) them on the same workplane and their center line up".
There's a few (easy) ways of accomplishing what you are trying to do-- a real easy one is Modify/Assemble/by Facet
. But if you are working through a tutorial, I think it's best to keep with the method the tutorial-author is suggesting.
You have two steps in this question: 1) Relocating the Reference Points to the "face" of the Cylinders (I'm assuming you mean the center of the "face"-- the center of the circular facets at ends of the Cylinder); 2) Getting one of each of the two Cylinders' ends-- circular faces-- matched up... assembled by facet.
If you can relocate the Reference Point of one
Cylinder to the center of one of its circular (end) facets by using a Center of Circle Snap
(C-SEKE), you can then pick up that Cylinder by its Reference Point, move it, and Center of Circle Snap
it to the circular (end) facet of the other Cylinder. I'm guessing that's what the tutorial is trying to teach you here.
The thing a lot of newer-TurboCADers forget regarding the Center of Circle Snap
is you have to be hovering over the edge
of the Circle, not
the center area. With ACIS/"Degenerative Faceting" checked "On", the circular facet of a Cylinder will behave like a Circle, as far as Snaps go.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2014, 06:36:48 PM by Alvin Gregorio »
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