How to Set Coordinates Correctly in SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more SOLIDWORKS allows you to place a custom coordinate system to change the local offset of objects or to better integrate third-party data. You can customize these coordinate systems in a number of ways, such as changing the Z-Axis to face upward. In this training video, you will also learn how to calculate the center of mass of an object with the default and custom coordinate systems. show less
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Placing a coordinate system

Sometimes we need to work with our model using a different coordinate system define. This is very useful when measuring the center of mass or other physical properties. Coordinate systems can also be very useful when assembling parts together ,or if you're using a third party cam software plugin, establishing the work off set. To get started with that, let's go up to Features, come up to Reference Geometry, and come down here to Coordinate System. All you need to do is define one point. So notice you see the point here is the origin, predefined, but I want to use this point here, so I'm going to click on this point. And notice, as soon as I click on that point there, the coordinate system moves there, and I've got an x, y and z.

Now I can move that around, so I want the x going to the right, I would like the y going back, and I want the z facing up, so I'm going to flip that direction. So I make sure that the z is facing up, the x is going that way, and the y is going that way. Now I...

Placing a coordinate system
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SOLIDWORKS allows you to place a custom coordinate system to change the local offset of objects or to better integrate third-party data. You can customize these coordinate systems in a number of ways, such as changing the Z-Axis to face upward. In this training video, you will also learn how to calculate the center of mass of an object with the default and custom coordinate systems.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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