Orienting Lines


#1

I'm trying to import two sets of lines, one in plan and one in section. These lines are already drawn in 2D. I'll use these lines as the framework for creating a sweeping or rail surface.


I'm getting frustrated because I can't seem to find a way to import the section lines and have them orient to a vertical reference plane. When I import the CAD file the vertical reference planes I have set up do not appear in the "Place At" pulldown.


Any tips or suggestions?


#2

Phil, if you're working in a mass family, you can actually import dwg files into elevations


- switch to one of the elevation views that are parallel to your reference plane


- import the dwg, make sure that "orient to view" is checked


- switch to plan view


- use the align tool to align your dwg to the reference plane


unfortunately this doesn't work in the project file because the vasari project template doesn't contain any elevations... :-(


#3

Thanks Tom! I'm still in the frustrating early stages... I just posted another question if you have time to take a look.


#4

Phil, After importing the CAD file, you will have to select it and explode it. The, select individual (or groups of) lines and you will see a "Pick New" icon in the ribbon. This will let you pick a new reference plane to place the lines on.