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noogie69
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Intersection line between 2 planes

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08-14-2012 01:50 AM

Hi, 

 

I need to find the intersection line between 2 planes in 3D, 

the planes themselves are not co-planar in anyway, at best they are perpendicular to each other 

 

I know this is a simple mathematical or discribtive geometry problem, but I havn't found the right tools to do so 

under AutoCad 2007 

 

 

The attached image is of a simple sketch of the problem, but if it can be solved then the original problem would be solved 

 

thanks, 

Eugene

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Intersection line between 2 planes

08-14-2012 03:33 AM in reply to: noogie69

Hi,

 

make extruded solids of each of these two rectangles, then use boolean function "intersect". That gives you the ability to use osnap then for one of the resulting 4 edges (well, you just have to take care which of the edges is the right one).

 

- alfred -

 

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noogie69
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Re: Intersection line between 2 planes

08-14-2012 03:37 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

I'm aware of that solution, but I have to do this about 50 times, 

and the distances are tiny so all maniulations are tricky at best

 

I'm looking for an automated process or a function so that the results won't be as sensitive to the manual procedure envolving extruding and intersecting solids 

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JDMather
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Re: Intersection line between 2 planes

08-14-2012 12:36 PM in reply to: noogie69

noogie69 wrote:

I'm looking for an automated process or a function so that the results won't be as sensitive to the manual procedure envolving extruding and intersecting solids 



Autodesk Inventor has a tool to do this and is fully parametric.

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