Specify the vertical and planar orientation of an adaptive point.
Orientation affects the adaptive component family when placed on another component or in a project environment.
|Orient z Axis to Global||Orient z Axis to Host||Orient z Axis to Instance|
|Orient xy Axes to Global||
|Orient xy Axes to Host||Global (z) then Host (xy) 1||
Host and Loop System (xyz)2
|Instance (z) then Host (xy)|
|Orient xy Axes to Instance||Instance (xyz)|
1 Planar projection (x and y) generates by tangencies of the geometry of the host component.
2 This applies to instances where the adaptive family has at least 3 points forming a loop. The orientation of the adaptive point is determined by the host. However, if the placed adaptive points of a component are placed in a different order with respect to the host order, (clockwise instead of counter-clockwise, for instance) z-axis will invert and the planar projection will exchange.
|The original adaptive point parameter Orientation is now Orients to|
|Old Option||New Option|
|By Host Reference||Host (xyz)|
|Auto-Calculate||Host and Loop System (xyz)|
|Vertical on Placement||Global (z) then Host (xy)|
|Orthogonal on Placement||Global (xyz)|
|Vertical in Family||Instance (z) then Host (xy)|
|Orthogonal in Family||Instance (xyz)|
Download the following diagnostic tripod to explore and better visualize adaptive component orientation behaviors.