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**newbie question: how to place a point with given coordinates x,y,z**

*(by charlie)*

Hi,

sorry if this may look trivial ...:-/

question: how to place a point with given coordinates x,y,z

Starting from a new file in SolveSpace, and selecting SKETCH/Anywhere in 3D;

pressing P to place a point, the Text Window displays a message "Click to place datum point": left-clicking anywhere results in placing a point without defing its coordinates; left-clicking on that point select it and its current coordinates are displayed in the TEXT window.

- How can one place a point at given x,y,z?

- How can one modify the coordinates of a given point?

Thanks for any answer

Charlie

sorry if this may look trivial ...:-/

question: how to place a point with given coordinates x,y,z

Starting from a new file in SolveSpace, and selecting SKETCH/Anywhere in 3D;

pressing P to place a point, the Text Window displays a message "Click to place datum point": left-clicking anywhere results in placing a point without defing its coordinates; left-clicking on that point select it and its current coordinates are displayed in the TEXT window.

- How can one place a point at given x,y,z?

- How can one modify the coordinates of a given point?

Thanks for any answer

Charlie

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*(by Eric Buijs)*

As far as I know this can't be done. You can only contrain a point for example to a line or a plane. In my sketches/drawings I'm not so much interested in the absolute coordinates of a point but it's relative position to the rest of the model. If for instance I want a point in the center of a cube, I'd draw a diagonal and place the point on the middle of it (pressing M).

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*(by Andrew Bromley)*

You can position a point in 3D by selecting an axis plane and the point, and constraining its distance from the plane. Repeat for the other two planes and you have located it relative to the origin.

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*(by Eric Buijs)*

Hadn't thought of that but it works great.

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