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Reorient Triad

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04-03-2012 07:50 PM

In a part file, how do I rotate the part around the x axis by 90 degrees so that the triad's y axis becomes alligned with what is now the z axis on the triad?

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Re: Reorient Triad

04-04-2012 04:55 AM in reply to: fsfguy

Right mouse button Redefine first sketch might be a solution.
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Re: Reorient Triad

04-04-2012 07:53 AM in reply to: fsfguy

Hi fsfguy, 

 

In addition to JDMather's suggestion to redefine the first sketch, you can also use the Move Bodies tool to do this:

 

 

There's more on this technique at this link:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/06/change-origin-of-imported-model.html

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: Reorient Triad

04-05-2012 12:53 AM in reply to: fsfguy

Thanks!  I really appreciate the solutions!

 

@Curtis - I read the link you listed, if I want to move to a specific point on the part rather than the center of gravity, is there a way to get the coordinates for a specific point?  Btw, I really appreciate your book, it lives next to my computer.

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Re: Reorient Triad

04-05-2012 04:23 AM in reply to: fsfguy

Can you attach your file here.

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Re: Reorient Triad

04-05-2012 08:20 AM in reply to: JDMather

File attached.

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Re: Reorient Triad

04-05-2012 08:32 AM in reply to: fsfguy

Hi fsfguy,

Thanks for supporting the book, I'm happy to hear that you find it useful.

 

Selecting a vertex with the Distance measure tool (Tools tab > Distance button)  should give you its location. In this image a 10mm cube is centered on the origin point, so measuring one of the corners gives the results shown. You coud also create a temporary sketch or workpoint to find the location of some point that does not have a selectable vertex.

 

I hope this helps.
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