Defining a Workplane

Define a workplane to create an oblique plane. Workplanes simplify the process of creating geometry on oblique planes in comparison to using transforms.

The use of workplanes during construction is not compulsory, but is a more efficient method for creating geometry. For this example you will create a custom workplane and set as the default workplane.
Note: A workplane can be defined relative to another workplane.
  1. Open the Create Workplane dialog using one of the following workflows:
    • On the Construct tab, in the Define group, click the  Add Workplane icon.
    • On the model tree, a right-click context menu is available on the Workplanes group. Select Add Workplane from the drop-down list.

      Figure 1. The Add Workplane group is available on both the Construct and Configuration tabs in the model tree.
    • On the model tree, click the icon. From the drop-down list, select Add Workplane.
    • Press F9 to use the keyboard shortcut.
  2. On the Create Workplane dialog, from the drop-down list, select Global YZ.
  3. Use the default workplane label, Workplane1.

    Figure 2. The Create Workplane dialog.
  4. Click Create to create the workplane and to close the dialog.

The default workplane is used when creating new geometry primitives. For this example, set the new workplane as the default workplane.

  1. In the model tree, select Workplane1.
    1. From the right-click context menu, select Set as default.

      Figure 3. The right-click context menu options for workplanes.
Note: The current default workplane is indicated by the text, [Default].