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Insertion of centerline

Bastien

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I'm currently using WF3 and I can't find how you could insert a centerline through a cylinder in an imported part. I'm trying to analyze the center to center distance of two holes in a imported iges file. Any suggestions?
 

pro_climber

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Insert > datum > Axis > now pick the cylindrical hole.
repeat for the next cylindrical hole.
The above will work if the hole is cylindrical (i.e. imported geometry is good)
 
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Abraham

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You can find it in Insert>Model Datums>Axis or go to datum tool bar and click on axis tool, then click on hole or any revolved surface and it is done.
 

street_preacher

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Insertion of Centerline

If the hole geometry is not cylindrical (at least not recognized by Pro/E as being so) then you can create a Sketched Point at the center of a construction circle. This would even work for a symmetrical, non-circular cut. The circle is used as tangent to your symmetrical edges, or in the case of a non-perfect cylinder, tangent to 3 edges that approximate the cylinder represented. Then create the axis through that point.
 

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