DmAngle3d creates an angle constraint between faces and/or edges of 3D solids, WCS subentities, and subentities of a coordinate system of a block. Creates a Planar Angle constraint by default: coordinate planes of the WCS are used as third reference objects whenever possible. It also allows you to control the top angle of a cone.
Accessing the Command
command bar: dmangle3d
menu bar: Parametric | 3D Constraints | Angle
toolbar: 3D Constraints | Angle
- Home | Parametrize | Angle and Cone angle
- Solid | 3D Constraints | Angle and Cone angle
- Surface | 3D Constraints | Angle and Cone angle
- Sheet Metal | 3D Constraints | Angle and Cone angle
- Assembly | 3D Constraints | Angle and Cone angle
Quad cursor menu: Constraints | Angle and Cone angle
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select first entity or specify [cone Angle constraint/World/Block]: (Select a face or an edge.)
Entities/subentities in set: 1
Select second entity [WOrld/BLock]: (Select a face or an edge or select an option.)
Specify angle value (reference: Global XY plane) or [Set reference entity/Geometry-driven] <90.00>: (Either press Enter to accept the current value, type a new value, select reference entity, or create geometry-driven constraint.)
Hit the TAB key to select obscured geometry.
cone Angle constraint
Allows you to control the top angle of a cone by specifying the angle between the axis and the cone face (= cone half angle). Prompts you:
Select a cone face: - (Select the face of a cone.)
Specify angle value <xx.xx>: - (Either hit Enter to accept the current value or type a new value. Values must be greater than 0° and smaller than 90°.)
Allows you to select the WCS subentity as an argument. Prompts you:
Select reference coordinate system subentity [Origin/X axis/Y axis/Z axis/XY plane/YZ plane/ZX plane]: - (Select a reference coordinate system subentity as an argument.)
Allows you to choose, as an argument, the subentity of the coordinate system of the block. Prompts you:
Select block reference - (Select a block reference of which the reference coordinate system will be used as an argument.)
Select reference coordinate system subentity [Origin/X axis/Y axis/Z axis/XY plane/YZ plane/ZX plane] - (Select a reference coordinate system subentity as an argument.)
Set reference entity
Allows you to manually specify the reference entity. Prompts you:
Select reference entity [Keep as is/WOrld/BLock/None]:
Accepts the current value and creates a geometry-driven constraint.
MechanicalBrowserOpen - displays the Mechanical Browser.
DmConstraint3D - applies geometric relationships and dimensional constraints between subentities (faces, surfaces, edges, etc) of 3D entities.
DmUpdate - Forces 3D constraints to update.
DmCoincident3d - applies a coincident constraint between two edges, two faces or an edge and a face of two different solids.
DmConcentric3d - applies a concentric constraint between two cylindrical, spherical or conical surfaces.
DmDistance3d - applies a distance constraint between two subentities of a solid or of different solids.
DmFix3d - Applies a fixed constraint to a solid or to the edge or face of a solid.
DmParallel3d - applies a parallel constraint between two faces of a single solid or two different solids.
DmPerpendicular3d - applies a perpendicular constraint between two faces of a solid or of different solids.
DmRadius3d - applies a radius constraint to cylindrical surfaces or circular edges.
DmRigidSet3d - Allows you to define a set of entities or subentities as a rigid body.
DmTangent3d - applies a tangent constraint between a face and a curved surface of different solids.