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.
      Click Detailed Preview to preview the draft.
    6. Click OK PM_OK.gif to create the draft.