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Planes in solidwork

Question asked by Habib Ghalamkari on Nov 22, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2015 by Jeff Mirisola

After using SolidWorks for several years, I still can't understand the basics I have had learned or asked the first day I started using it.

 

Start a new part, click Extruded Boss/Base on Features tab, select Right plane to start the sketch,

Draw a circle, exit the sketch, leave everything as default and click the tick icon to extrude the circle and

click Front view from View Orientation icon.

 

Now if you point Right plane on the tree, Right plane is placed at the left side of the part.

If I start the sketch from Top plane and extrude a shape, Top plane would be placed at the bottom of the part after extrude feature.

 

Is it supposed to be this way?

Maybe it's because of me being here in Japan more than half of my life and using JIS,

but it's completely different with all CAD & CAM programs I've used here.

Japanese CAD programs Right plane is stuck to the right side of the part and Top to the top.

 

PS: To show my problem, I added a movie to show what I'm talking about.

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