creating datum planes in wF3

Hello peeps.
I'm a 2001 user with my own seat and no maintenance contract.
I recently discovered that WF3 can be purchased by anyone wanting to learn
this fabulos program, in sudent edition release. I thought great a change 2
learn this prog in my own time and catch up, especially as my 2001
foundation pack had no surface module included for the £7,600 I paid for it
back in 2000. So I paid my (almost) 200 quid and have WF3 SE installed.
Havent got to the surface module yet but i'm totally stuck tryin 2 create a
datum plane on an angle, say though an edge or axis. I get to the point
where the plane is through the edge I want, the plane is then visible on my
model showing the direction, but the dialogue box does not appear to give me
constraint options or to enter any values. Ive tried clicking every
mouse/keyboard option I can think of but still the ok button in the dialogue
box is greyed out!
Please help!!
Martin
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Martin Rees
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Have you picked a planar reference for the angular value reference? (Been a while since I looked but think the applicable Help topics are pretty good.)
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Jeff Howard
And be sure to hold down the Ctrl key when you do. Here's another one: for an offset datum, hold down the Ctrl key when you pick the planar reference. This gives you a default offset value and a drag handle for quick, rough alignment plus an input box. There's also a flip arrow to reverse the red/yellow sides.
David Janes
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David Janes
What is it at an angle to? Ctrl and pick the angular reference - a plane [datum or surface] parallel to the rotation axis/edge
Sean
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Sean Kerslake
Ah the ctrl key...the missing link! Got it now thanks chaps.
Must admit its a bit of a meither having to re-learn the spin, rotate, pan functions.
Having seen a demo of solidworks recently, my first impressions of WF are that it looks very similar to solidworks, especially the dynamic preview
Martin
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Martin Rees
My first impression of this very valuable function was that they'd finally learned something from their little cousin, Pro/DESKTOP, whose graphics have been superior to Pro/e's for years. But I do hope there's some serious cross polination going on and the success, especially of the "low end" software, is kicking the complacency and arrogance out of the big players (Pro/e, UG, Catia).
David Janes
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David Janes

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