Creating Planes – Mastercam

There are five ways of creating planes:

      • Dynamic Plane

 

      • Plane From Solid Face

 

      • Plane From Line Normal

 

      • Plane From Geometry

 

    • Plane From Gview

VIEW > Ensure Planes is enabled in the Managers group

view planes mangers tab

 

Dynamic Plane

In the Planes Manager, select the Create a new plane icon.

Dynamic Plane

Dynamic Plane tab

Place gnomon at desired origin for the plane (AutoCursor is useful here).

gnomon placement
Rotate, drag, and/or move axes as needed.

Rotate axis as needed

 rotating axis Creating Planes

 repositing gnomon Creating Planes

Once positioned correctly, enter a plane Name and select OK.

Dynamic Plane

 

Plane From Geometry

In the Planes Manager, select the Create a new plane icon.

From geometry

Okanes Manafer from geometry selection

Select geometry that indicates the direction required for the Y axis and X axis.

9-Creating Planes

10-Creating Planes

Name plane and select OK.

New plane name

Plane From Solid Face

In the Planes Manager, select the Create a new plane icon.

From solid face

Planes Manager new plane from solid face

Select face.
Note: the Z axis will be normal to the face and the gnomon will be centered on face.

selection of a flat solid face

review orientations and accept window

Name plane and select OK.

New Plane Window

 

Plane From Gview

Rotate your part using the middle mouse button to a desired view other than the seven existing plane views listed in the Planes Manager.
In the Planes Manager, select the Create a new plane icon.

From Gview

Creating a new plabe from Gview

Note: the gnomon will be placed in a fixed WCS orientation on the existing origin with the Z axis always pointing towards you (Top view relative to the new WCS).

17-Creating Planes

Name plane and select OK.

New Plane Window

 

Plane From Line Normal

In the Planes Manager, select the Create a new plane icon.

From line normal

Create New Plane from line normal

Select the normal line.
Note: the Z axis will lie on the selected line pointing in either direction and the gnomon will be placed on the nearest corner.

select the normal line-Creating Planes

review orientations and accept-Creating Planes

Name plane and select OK.

New name plane

 


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