How to align objects in pCon.planner

The alignment of 2D and 3D models always plays an important role in the planning process. For this reason we will publish a short series of posts on this topic where we present  various methods in our 3D design software. Today’s post is about the alignment of models with the help of the user coordinate system (UCS). Before we start, let’s have a look at the two coordinate systems used in pCon.planner: the world and the user coordinate system.

World and user coordinate system

Each time the pCon.planner is started you will first be working in the world coordinate system (WCS). Neither origin nor orientation are susceptible of alteration. The WCS is for basic orientation and is always important if you want to return to the original state from a changed rotation and position.
The user coordinate system (UCS) is represented by a coordinates cross. In contrast to the WCS its origin and orientation are variable. Due to these properties it is particularly easy for the user to align objects.

Align objects using the reference point

The following video shows how to align objects using the user coordinate system. An important note: the user coordinate system is also denoted as reference point.

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To enlarge the video please use the two buttons on the right side next to the volume control.

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