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sketch plane offset away from solid part

sketch plane offset away from solid part

sketch plane offset away from solid part

After I create a solid object, I go to Tool, Customize, Toolbars tab, Standard, New. In new Toolbar window select FreeStyle, WireFrame, Ok. Then I select Plan from the new wireframe toolbar with the Plane Definition window set to Offset from plane to create a plane 10" from XY Plane. After sketching on that plane, I could not extrude to the solid I create before. The Extrude Icon is disable. I follow the exercise from the Catia V5 Workbook release 5. Please help me if you know how to create offset plane or angle plane. Thanks

RE: sketch plane offset away from solid part


In order to have access to the Solid features, your solid need to be your working object. So select your (Part)Body, right clic / define in work object.

Eric N.


RE: sketch plane offset away from solid part

If the plane feature is made within Wireframe commands Catia automatically activates the OpenBody (aka GeometricalSet in R13). In order to continue solid design you need to activate PartBody just like itsmyjob described.

There is an easier solution for planes.
Using PartDesign workbench select View - Toolbars. Check Reference Elements toolbar to be visible. Create planes (and points and lines) with these commands and your PartBody remains active all the time.

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