: > >
: > > umm yeah, but thats two features, whereas a cut is just one.
: > >
: > ... which can be created faster than the cut (don't even have to switch to
: > the part window if you have the curve and plane visible in a drawing view)
: > and will probably not cause any head scratching later on? If you like it,
: > though, .... 8~)
: Creating the point is a bit tricky. You first have to create a datum plane,
: and then place a point on the curve offset from the datum plane.
No, as I said before, you first create the point 'on curve', 'length ratio'
allows you to create the point absolutely *anywhere* on your curve trajectory,
giving you perfect control over where to show your cross section). Then create a
datum plane 'thru point' and normal to the curve (as Jeff suggested). Then
an axis 'thru point', 'normal plane' (which, in this case, will be your section
plane, so the axis will definitely show in your cross section). Then, create
section geometry (in the model, of course), using the given axis as a reference.
Dimension the section (probably reference, since all these references are, after
all, just for reference and don't control anything since this is done by the
trajectory curve) and you will get your axis cross from the datum axis.
So that is
: a third feature. However the same datum plane can be used by the cross
: section, instead of creating one on the fly. It's probably a better solution
: as it doesn't use extraneous 'solid' features like cuts.