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I am trying to make this Goal

I was able to make the base feature but I am facing problems with the secondary features. So could anyone shed some light on how to make the datum planes on cones.

I made one feature using this Plane as was instructed from where I am learning. However, I am unable to make the plane for the other feature.

So far I have made this Model

Thanks in advance

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    $\begingroup$ The images are not loading for me - can you check this? $\endgroup$ Jul 2 '18 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ @JonathanRSwift Sorry for inconvenience. I have done that now. $\endgroup$
    – Ammar Qazi
    Jul 2 '18 at 10:04
  • $\begingroup$ You can make a plane or projected line from the top and then make a plane either tangent to plane and cone surface or tangent to cone and on line. This allows you to easily change the angle after the fact. Sorry im in a hurry i might write this as an ansver later. $\endgroup$
    – joojaa
    Jul 2 '18 at 12:01
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You dont actually need a datum plane, you can do it with a revolve. But yes you can do this much more easily than you think.

  1. When creating a plane click on he cone surface quilt, then change the option from Through to Tangent. Yeah the GUI is a bit sleazy the option is a drop down even if it has no affordance. Bad UX designer!

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  2. Then add another constraint and choose a plane or line that defines the rotation around the central axis.

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  3. And finally

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Also note extrusions can define different extrusion values to both directions so no need to create the second set of planes offset (or the extra axes for that matter). Personally I would make the planes internal to the feature creation as it clutters my view and model tree less.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot for your input. I found another workaround and managed to make the model. But I had to draw it with model upside down. Your method is much more suitable as the sketch environment remains normal. It would really come handy. $\endgroup$
    – Ammar Qazi
    Jul 3 '18 at 16:14

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