Assembly3 AddXZWorkplane

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Assembly3 AddXZWorkplane

Menu location
Assembly3 → Workplane and origin → Add XZ workplane
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also


The Add XZ workplane command adds an XZ Workplane to an active assembly.

A Workplane object will be created inside the Parts container of the assembly tree and a related workplane item will be placed in the 3D view. It is placed at the assembly's origin and oriented according to the assembly's XZ plane, if the Assembly object was selected directly.

The assembly can also be selected indirectly by some item belonging to the assembly. Then the workplane is placed at the item's origin but it is still oriented according to the assembly's XZ plane.

Valid items are e.g. elements, bodies, vertexes, edges, faces, origins, and other workplanes from either the Tree view or the 3D view.


  1. Activate the Add XZ workplane command using one of the following:
    • The Add XZ workplane button.
    • The Assembly3 → Workplane and origin → Add XZ workplane menu option.