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How to "Align" a Solid Body

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Is the easiest way to import a step file and align it for toolpaths?

 

How to Align a Solid Body

  1. Select the “Turning” tab ribbon

  2. In the “Utilities” area select “Align Solid Body”

  3. The function controls will appear instantly

  4. Prompt will ask you to select a cylinder part face or circular edge

  5. Once selected the graphics view will spin the part to preview the results

  6. Select “Method” to “Transform to plane”

  7. Select the plane you want from the list

  8. Click “OK”

  9. Part will now be lined up perfectly

  10. You can shift the zero position with the “Push/Pull”

     

  1. Select the “Turning” tab ribbon

  2. In the “Utilities” area select “Align Solid Body”

  3. The function controls will appear instantly

  4. Prompt will ask you to select a cylinder part face or circular edge

  5. Once selected the graphics view will spin the part to preview the results

  6. Select “Method” to “Create WCS”

  7. This will create a new plane with option to name the plane

  8. You can also use the “Push/Pull” to shift the zero position

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