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Inserting an origin

 

You can insert an origin at any location in your design where you can anchor the MoveClosed tool. You can anchor a ruler to an origin, and snap to origins while in Sketch modeClosed. This allows you to dimension from an origin and quickly move the sketch grid to an origin. You can also insert an origin at a solid's center of mass or volume.

 

To insert an origin

  1. Click OriginClosed  in the Create group on the DesignClosed tab.
  2. An origin is previewed attached to the cursor.
  3. MoveClosed the cursor to position the origin. The origin will adjust its orientation based on the type geometry it is on.
  4. Click to place the origin.

To insert an origin based on selected faces

  1. Select one, two, or three faces.
  2. Click OriginClosed in the Create group on the DesignClosed tab.
  3. The origin is created based on the following:
    1. If one planar face is selected, the origin is created at the center of the face.
    2. If two intersecting faces are selected, the origin is created with XY in the first plane, Y aligned in the intersection of the two planes.
    3. If three intersecting faces are selected, the origin is created with XY in the first plane, Y aligned in the second, and Z placed at the intersection of the third plane with Y.

To insert an origin using the Move tool

  1. Click MoveClosed in the Edit group on the DesignClosed tab.

  2. Position the MoveClosed handle where you want the origin to appear.

  3. Select the OriginClosed tool in the Insert ribbon group to insert an origin.

    The origin appears in the Design windowClosed and in the Structure treeClosed.

ClosedTo insert an origin at the mid-point between two points
ClosedTo insert an origin at the center of mass or volume
ClosedTo place the sketch grid on an origin
ClosedTo define the origin for a newly created component

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