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Changing the Origin Location and Orientation

You can change the origin location and orientation in blocks.

To change the origin location or orientation:

  1. Create blocks from several sketch entities.

    blocks_origin-orientation01.gif

  2. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a Block FM_block_sketch.gif and select Edit Block.

    The origin and orientation changes for each block.

    blocks_origin-orientation02.gif blocks_origin-orientation03.gif blocks_origin-orientation04.gif

  3. Click Tools > Sketch Tools > Align > Align Grid/Origin.
  4. In the Align Grid/Origin PropertyManager, under Selections:
    • To change only the sketch origin:

      Select a vertex or point for Sketch Origin Location PM_sketch_origin_location.gif.
      blocks_origin-orientation05.gif

    • To change both the sketch and orientation:
      Click in X-axis or Y-axis, and select a line to change the orientation of the sketch origin.
      blocks_origin-orientation06.gif
      You can select internal or external sketch entities as references to define both the orientation and the location along the X or Y axis.
  5. Click PM_OK.gif.


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