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Help - Sketch Plane behavior - changed out of the blue

Question asked by Brant Williams on Nov 4, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2017 by Redecos Technologies

I am hoping someone can help me with a very frustrating problem.  I am using a series of planes to drive a bunch of geometry (holes, the fitting that go in the holes, welds, etc).  Out of the blue, the sketch planes I am creating suddenly started "rotating" 90 degrees.  This means when you go to sketch, Y is no longer up.  This is ridiculous, as it is not practical to suddenly change your "thinking" to have left be up, up be right, etc.  I can not figure out how to fix this, and I have searched high and low.


Here are some screen captures of how I created the first three reference planes:

1.  CreatePlane.jpg - I selected Front Plane and Y-Axis, then selected Angle From, and Flip Offset.  This has been working for me for YEARS.

2.  First Three Planes.jph - This was the result...just what I wanted.  See how the plane labels are at the top of the plane boundary?  See how the writing is horizontal?  This means when I sketch on those planes....up will be...well...up.  The sketch will be oriented the same way we draw, use, and think about the the same way they are used in the real world. 

3.  4th Plane 90 degrees off.jpg - Then I went to create the 4th plane...did EVERYTHING the same...and got this.  "Plane 4" now shows the plane label to the side, and the writing is vertical.  If I put a sketch on this plane, the plane rotates 90 degrees counterclockwise when sketching, and I can not keep track or the geometry that I will create since up is now left.  What the hell?  This is absurd. 


Does anyone know what the heck is going on?  


Thanks in advance...