FAQ 004588 | Which origin do the coordinates of guidelines refer to?

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Which origin do the coordinates of guidelines refer to?


The coordinates of guidelines (Figure 01) to be specified in the "New Guideline" dialog box under "Parameters" refer to the zero point of the work plane.

Figure 01 - Coordinates of Guideline (marked in red)

You can set the zero point of the work plane in the "Work Plane and Grid/Snap" dialog box (Figure 02), by using the menu Tools→ Select Work Plane → Set Origin or the corresponding button in the toolbar.

Figure 02 - Zero Point of Work Plane (marked in red)

In the video, the zero point of the work plane is set to the coordinates X = 3 m, Y = 5 m, and Z = 0 m. Then, a guideline is created parallel to X (|| to X) with the coordinate y1 = 0 m. Thus, the guideline is in the global coordinate system at Y = 5 m.


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