Join our CAD community forums where over 25,000 users interact to solve day to day problems and share ideas. We encourage you to visit, invite you to participate and look forward to your input and opinions. Acrobat 3D, AutoCAD, Catia, Inventor, IronCAD, Creo, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and others.
There are many ways to create points that lay on a surface.
One way would be to create a Sketch sort of parallel to the surface, and add Points in the sketch with specific horizontal and vertical constraints. Then Project these sketch points onto the surface in the direction normal to the sketch plane.
Thanks for the second attachment, but I'm still unable to see either one. All I get is a gray area instead of the image. Must be something with my computer, so I'll try again later with a different computer.
I can't see the second attachment either - must be something about the image?
Don't give up Halzimers. This is actually pretty easy to do. And everything is done using the Generative Shape Design workbench.
Based on your last post, I made a surface with a hole and here are the steps to create reference points on the surface. (and hopefully my images will show up)
1. we have a surface with a hole in it. And the hole has a centerpoint we want to use as reference for the other points.
2. create a sketch in the XZ plane. Project the centerpoint into the sketch. Then create new points in this sketch and constraint them based on the projected centerpoint. Exit the sketch when done.
3. now we can project the sketch points onto the surface, one at a time. Use the Projection command (circled below), with the Along A Direction option. The direction is the Y-axis (perpendicular to the sketch).
Measure the points to get the coordinates of the points on the surface.