Tom Strohscher

Selecting a sketch command before you select a sketch plane.

Discussion created by Tom Strohscher on Jun 6, 2008
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2008 by Charles Culp
Somthing I thought was cool about SW is that I could select a sketch command without having a plane or surface selected. It would prompt me for the missing plane info and then continue with the command.

It still does this in 2008 but when I select a plane it assumes that were I picked the plane is where I want to start my sketch.

It's impossible to use in this manner now. I can never sketch around the origin and select the correct plane. You can't select an existing surface and then have you sketch point coincident with an edge without getting the wrong surface.

Is this a bug or a new feature? Now I have to hit that sketch icon I rarly used.

Another problem alone the same lines is that when you are creating a 3D sketch and want to use the new little view icons they put in the drawing area. Start a 3d sketch line at the origin then use the new view icons to rotate to a perticular face. The software assues you want the end of your line behind the veiw icons. No I didn't click on the screen to place the end of the line I click on the screen to rotate the view.

Is this a bug or a new feature?