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Seufee
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Registered: ‎05-13-2013
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drawing circles on an angled piece in AutoCAD 2012 in 3D

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05-14-2013 01:22 PM

I am trying to draw a circle on an angled face on a valve I made, and am not too sure of the best way to do it. Here are some screenshots:

 

 

Here is a front view showing the angle. I need to use the face at the top that is on a 22* angle or so

 

http://imgur.com/IH1EXhy,fydIvRE

 

Here is a top view showing the 10 holes I need to make at the proper angle. The blue lines are showing where each of my holes will need to be with a fitting on it as well

 

http://imgur.com/IH1EXhy,fydIvRE#1

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need any different screenshots

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GrantsPirate
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Registered: ‎08-15-2008
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Re: drawing circles on an angled piece in AutoCAD 2012 in 3D

05-14-2013 02:35 PM in reply to: Seufee

You need to rotate the UCS.  Use the UCS command, 3 point option, pick the quadrant at 3 o'clock on the large circle, then pick to show the X direction, then pick the quadrant at 3 o'clock on the smaller circle.

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Patchy
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Registered: ‎09-16-2009
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Re: drawing circles on an angled piece in AutoCAD 2012 in 3D

05-14-2013 02:37 PM in reply to: Seufee

If it were me, draw a line at quadrrant from each circle to get the angle then UCS, use object

after draw 1 then polar array.

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LaserGuy
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Registered: ‎03-24-2011
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Re: drawing circles on an angled piece in AutoCAD 2012 in 3D

05-15-2013 06:33 AM in reply to: Patchy

Here's an example.

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