This task shows you how to
make a segment of a run parallel to a reference plane.
You can place the Offset Plane on
a surface to make it the reference plane, and then make a segment of a run
parallel to the reference plane. In the illustration below, a reference
plane will be placed on a face of the item reservation, and a segment made
parallel to it.
Click on the Offset Plane button
and then on the face
where you want to place it. A square shows on the face.
Bring up the Definition dialog box
for the run.
Bring up the Definition dialog box again, this
time for the segment half you are interested in. See note below.
Each segment is divided into two
halves, which become visible when you bring up the Definition dialog box
for the run. It is important to select the segment half correctly because
the segment will pivot at the node closest to the segment half you select.
Click on the Reference Plane button
in the Segment Definition dialog box. The segment will pivot - at the node
closest to the segment half you selected - to become parallel with the
In the illustration above, the portion in red was the segment half
selected. If the half to the left of it had been selected then the segment
would have pivoted at the node to the left of it, as shown below.
and then OK again in the Definition