CATI Tech Notes

SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks and Info on Professional 3D Printing with Stratasys from the Technical staff of CATI

“Normal To” Orientation.

Sometimes, when rotating “Normal To” a face, the orientation can be rotated at some obscure angle.  This can be especially true on imported parts or parts that have a lot of funky angles to them.  Take a look at this part.  When you rotate the selected face Normal To, you get the following results…

 Normal to 1

If you want to rotate the part with respect to a specific face, simply ctrl + select the two faces before selecting Normal To.  The face that is selected second will automatically be rotated to the top.

 Normal to 2

Final rotation result…

 Normal to 3

 

For more rotation solutions, please see the blog articles below…

http://blog.cati.com/2011/02/how-to-change-the-orientation-of-an-imported-solidworks-part.html

http://blog.cati.com/2011/02/how-to-change-orientation-of-an-existing-solidworks-part.html

 

Nathan Brunner, CSWP

Technical Analyst

Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

Posted in Daily Dose.....of SolidWorks Support, General Info, Modeling, SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks

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