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Reference geometry in drawing

Reference geometry in drawing

Reference geometry in drawing

Do any of you ever need to put reference geometry in a drawing?  E.g. A lines group may need to show part of the frame for locating purposes.  


RE: Reference geometry in drawing

I usually don't do that because the location of the drawing on the sheet will vary with scale and model size.

Additionally, you have to position the "line frame" where you want it in modeling, and when you want a side view, you have to rotate your frame.

It really becomes much more of a hassel that what it's worth.

Aerospace Engineer

RE: Reference geometry in drawing

Our manufacturing department requires reference geometry on most higher-level drawings.



RE: Reference geometry in drawing

Let me clarify a bit.

I incorporate reference datum planes into drawings to show where my object is in space, and how reference lengths are measured.

However I do not incorporate reference geometry in modeling to position a view in a drawing.

Or maybe I misunderstood the question all together? Wouldn't put it past me!  :)

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