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Bob Griffith

Locating 3D Objects

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Okay. I'm wading through the tutorials. Never have used 3D with VW, even though I go way back to MiniCad. But I have used Pro/E extensively in my corporate job.

Question: In 2D the location of objects is given and editable in the Object Info pallet. But in 3D, I don't see the equivalent capability (at least with the 3D objects directly created). Basically, I'm lost in space. So how do I determine the spatial coordinates of 3D objects (i.e., i, j & k with respect to some reference point on the object)? BTW, VW 2008.

Appreciatively,

Bob G.

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Okay. I see the coordinate bar thing. Awkward, especially for editing object attributes. Why isn't this all built into the Object Info pallet after the fashion of the 2D objects?

Bob G

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Sometimes this helps:

Place a 3d locus somewhere on your 3d object (corner point? Center of Mass? Face center).

Select the Locus to see its coordinates in OIP.

-B

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