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Neutral Plane Draft

You can create a feature that tapers selected model faces by a specified angle, using a Neutral Plane to determine the direction of pull for creating molds. You can also use the DraftXpert to create, change, or remove neutral plane drafts.

You can also apply a draft angle as a part of an extruded base, boss, or cut.

To draft a model face to a neutral plane:

  1. Click Draft on the Features toolbar, or Insert, Features, Draft.

  2. In the PropertyManager, click Manual to display the Draft PropertyManager.

  3. In the PropertyManager:

    1. Select Neutral Plane in Type of Draft.

    2. Under Draft Angle , set a value for the number of degrees. The draft angle is measured perpendicular to the neutral plane.

    3. Select a face or a plane for Neutral plane. If necessary, select Reverse direction to slant the draft in the opposite direction.

    4. Select the faces to draft in the graphics area for Faces to draft .

    5. Select an item in Face Propagation if you want to propagate the draft across additional faces:

      • None. Drafts only the selected faces.

      • Along Tangent. Extends the draft to all faces that are tangent to the selected face.

      • All Faces. Drafts all faces extruded from the neutral plane.

      • Inner Faces. Drafts all inner faces extruded from the neutral plane.

      • Outer Faces. Drafts all outer faces next to the neutral plane.

of face propagation.

Click Detailed Preview to preview the draft.

  1. Click OK to create the draft.

Related Topics

Draft Analysis Overview

Draft Overview


Parting Line Draft

Parting Line With Step Draft

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