AutoCAD: UCS Z Axis

For AutoCAD Tips, now it’s an adjustment technique. UCS (User Coordinate System) when creating work on an inclined plane in a way that aligns with the inclined plane Instead of being perpendicular, for example, there is a piece of solids on one side, as shown in the FIGURE 1. By default, it’s UCS/World.


Therefore, if you want to adjust the UCS to the inclined plane, you must use the UCS/Z Axis command in the UCS tool group as shown in the FIGURE 2.

The UCS/Z Axis command has the following steps:

After selecting the command, AutoCAD will allow us to set the starting point (Origin) to select the Endpoint, the bottom corner of the plane, position 1 as shown in the FIGURE 3.


The UCS Icon will start here. Then let us set the end point of the Z axis (Z Axis point) which is position 2 as shown in the FIGURE 3, then the UCS will come to rest. Parallel to the plane as shown in the FIGURE 3. Try rotating (Orbit) to change the view to the side. You can see the placement of the UCS Icon as in the FIGURE 4.


Create a circle around the midpoint on the long side of the workpiece. It can be seen that the inclined circular cross-section is at right angles to the inclined plane because the Z-axis angle is equal to the inclined side of the workpiece as shown in the FIGURE 5.


Then use the Extrude command to create cylindrical solids along that inclined plane for the next step.


That is, iterating with the Array command to create an orderly array of objects. equal distance per piece makes the work as shown in the FIGURE 7.


Then select the Subtract command to cut the pieces apart. by choosing to keep the larger workpiece according to the steps


Got the work as shown in the FIGURE 9. The detailed solids can then be created further.


In summary, the UCS/Z Axis command helps to make operations based on various planes very easy by just setting only 2 points, namely Origin and Z Axis.

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