Creating Planes

You can create planes in part or assembly documents. You can use planes to sketch, to create a section view of a model, for a neutral plane in a draft feature, and so on.

  1. Click Plane (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Plane .
  2. In the PropertyManager, select an entity for First Reference select_edge_faces_vertex.png.
    The software creates the most likely plane based on the entity you select. You can select options under First Reference, such as Parallel, Perpendicular, and so forth to modify the plane.
    To clear references, right-click the item in First Reference and click Delete.
  3. Select a Second Reference and Third Reference as necessary to define the plane.
    The Message box reports the status of the plane. The plane status must be Fully defined to create the plane.
  4. Click .
    You can also Ctrl + drag an existing plane to create a new plane that is offset from the existing plane.
    To change the names for construction planes in the current document, click-pause-click the plane's name in the FeatureManager design tree and type a new name. As you create additional construction planes, it is a good idea to change their names to indicate their purpose.