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I've set up a couple of work planes to make drafting on slanted surfaces easier, but it's not bahaving like I expected. I've made one work plane follow a sloping ceiling so that when I draw a pipe run in plan view it will follow the slope instead of the level - but that's not happening. It just follows the level as normal. If I try it in a section it works with line work, but not with pipes. Maybe I've misunderstood the whole concept?

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9 hours ago, BIGAL said:

Please explain "pipe" a 3d solid ?

 

Yes, 3D element. But could just as well be a duct, cable tray, etc.

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Can pipes be hosted to workplanes?

 

Did you set the workplane as current?

 

Why not use sloped pipe?

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On 5/8/2020 at 1:24 AM, RobDraw said:

Can pipes be hosted to workplanes?

I don't know. I thought everything modeled in a given view would follow the current work plane for that view. Not true?
 

Did you set the workplane as current?
Yup.

 

Why not use sloped pipe?
I can, but to adjust sloped pipes later on if needed is sometimes a pain. Would be so much easier if I could draw them "flat" on a sloped work plane instead.

 

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This won't work and I believe it's because pipes are not workplane based. You can't host one to a workplane. I tried aligning and locking a pipe to one and the lock did not hold when rotating the workplane. 

 

So, it looks like if you want to draw sloped pipe in a plan view you need to draw sloped pipe as you normally would. I think if you are following a ceiling that you are much better off in a section view anyway, unless you know the slope.

 

 

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