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# Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

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03-07-2008 06:53 AM
How can I create a work plane that is tangent to a cylinder and rotated 45

I hoping to have to create only the plane, and not a bunch of preliminary
things first.
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Message 2 of 9 (1,304 Views)

# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 07:18 AM in reply to: mattslay
Here are two different methods.

The first one requires a line at 45° in your sketch for the cylinder.
The second method is to pattern a tangent parallel plane (which is the easiest if you already have this plane).

When you get the part finished zip and attach and someone might optimize the method of creation (I assume you are already using origin geometry.)
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# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 08:45 AM in reply to: mattslay
Thanks for the sample... I opened it but the features in the model tree
window are all greyed out, and I cannot edit it or see the resulting solid.

What am I doing wrong?

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Here are two different methods.

The first one requires a line at 45° in your sketch for the cylinder.
The second method is to pattern a tangent parallel plane (which is the
easiest if you already have this plane).

When you get the part finished zip and attach and someone might optimize the
method of creation (I assume you are already using origin geometry.)
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Message 4 of 9 (1,304 Views)

# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 08:55 AM in reply to: mattslay
>What am I doing wrong?

Pull down the red End of Part marker in the browser history tree. The part was rolled up to reduce file size.
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Message 5 of 9 (1,304 Views)

# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 10:04 AM in reply to: mattslay
OK. Got that part.

I like the line-from-a-sketch method, but after picking the surface, I
cannot pick the 45 deg line within skecth.

I have the visibility of the sketch on and I can pick the surface, but not
the line inside of the sketch.

wrote in message news:5869753@discussion.autodesk.com...
>What am I doing wrong?

Pull down the red End of Part marker in the browser history tree. The part
was rolled up to reduce file size.
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Message 6 of 9 (1,304 Views)

# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 10:16 AM in reply to: mattslay
In sketch, create the line at the angle needed.
create the point at the intersection of the circumference and line.
Exit out.
Make the sketch visible!
Create plane, point to the surface of the cylinder and the point.
Done! The plane angle is adjustable through the sketch parameters.
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# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 10:21 AM in reply to: mattslay
select the endpoint
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# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 10:29 AM in reply to: mattslay
see attached
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# Re: Plane tangent to cylinder and rotated 45 degrees about cylinder axis?

03-07-2008 11:00 AM in reply to: mattslay
Got it!!

Making the skecth VISIBLE in the feature tree was important, as well as
picking the ENDPOINT of the line, and not the line itself.

Thanks for working me through this.

Picking the endpoint of the
wrote in message news:5869854@discussion.autodesk.com...
In sketch, create the line at the angle needed.
create the point at the intersection of the circumference and line.
Exit out.
Make the sketch visible!
Create plane, point to the surface of the cylinder and the point.
Done! The plane angle is adjustable through the sketch parameters.

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