Aligning the Patch and Quadcopter

Align the patch to the quadcopter.

  1. In the model tree, select Quadcopter_simple.
  2. Align the GPS patch antenna on the quadcopter.
    1. On the Transform tab, in the Transform group, click the  Align icon.
    2. On the Align dialog, under Source workplane, select Predefined workplane. From the drop-down list, select Workplane1.
      Tip: If Workplane1 is unavailable in the drop-down list, repeat Step 1.
    3. Under Destination workplane, select Custom workplane.
      • Click the X, Y or Z field to make it active.
      • Press Ctrl+Shift and hover with the mouse over the top face of the patch and click when the workplane snaps to the center point.

      Figure 1. The Align dialog.
    4. Click OK to align the quadcopter to the patch and to close the dialog.

      Figure 2. The GPS patch antenna placed on the quadcopter.
  3. Union the GPS patch antenna and the quadcopter using one of the following workflows:
    • On the Construct tab, in the Modify group, click the  Union icon.
    • Press U to use the keyboard shortcut.
    Note: The union operation is used to define connectivity between parts.

    Parts that touch, but are not unioned, are not considered to be physically connected and will result in an incorrect mesh.

  4. Show the simulation mesh again.
    1. On the status bar, click the Overlay icon.