Defining a Workplane to Use in Geometry Creation

Add a new workplane to the model for geometry creation.

  1. On the Construct tab, in the Define group, click the  Add Workplane icon.

    Figure 1. The Create Workplane dialog.
  2. Under Predefined Workplane in the drop-down list, select a reference workplane.
  3. Under Origin, enter the position of the workplane using one of the following methods:
    • Enter the coordinates for the origin manually.
    • Use point entry to enter the coordinates for the origin from the 3D view.
  4. Specify the rotation of the workplane by entering values for the U-Vector and V-Vector.
  5. In the Label field, add a unique label for the workplane.
  6. Select one of the following workflows to close the dialog.
    • To create the workplane and close the dialog, click OK.
    • To create the workplane, but keep the dialog open to add a second workplane, click Apply.