How to create a plane on an ellipse/circle?

Hi,
I have an ellipse and multiple circles that have been
projected onto the surface of a curved surface (split line). I then
want to do a cut-sweep around the ellipse (circles). When I select the
ellipse to add a plane, it cannot because it (obviously) doesn't have
a vertex. How does one accomplish this if there is no vertex?
Thanks for any suggestions...
Mike Tripoli
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Mike Tripoli
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Place point on the ellipse and then select the point and the ellipse and you can have a normal to curve plane.
Ben
Mike Tripoli wrote:
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Ben Eadie
If I understand correctly your intentions.
Create a 3d sketch select your split line convert entities on it place a point anywhere along the 3d sketch, exit sketch select the point and sketch create plane "normal to curve"
Takes much longer to explain than to do
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Brian
Let me clarify, use a 3d sketch make a point on the split line
Ben Eadie wrote:
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Ben Eadie
No need to convert entities, just put a point on the split line, exit sketch and then create plane normal to curve using the split line and the point.
Ben
Brian wrote:
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Ben Eadie
Thanks guys... works slick as teflon...
Ya' know, I''ve asked this same question of others, as well as my VAR along time ago, and they said "you can't"... hmmmm...
Thanks again!
Mike Tripoli
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Mike Tripoli
"No need to convert entities, just put a point on the split line" I like this one becuase it makes the starting point easier to control if you need to.
But for the record the point doesn't even need to be on the curve - you could just pick the origin and your curve and you will get a plane perpendicular to the curve to use for your section plane.
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ed1701
I was unaware you did not need a point on the curve Nice! Thanks... Ben
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