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…


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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