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Sketch orientation

Question asked by Scott Leacox on Apr 16, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2018 by Ruben Balderrama

Hello. I am new to solid works, but many years using CAD.


I am making assembly driven sheet metal. One of the first things that I am wondering how to control is Making the parts coordinate system the same as the assembly coordinate system.


The assembly was started with a default setup. A "Y-up" assembly.

When I make part inside that assembly, the parts are "Z-up" because the sketchs to start the parts were made on planes parallel to the assembly "Front" plane (plan view for Y up).


If I switch my starting assembly to Z-up, will I have the same problem or will it solve the problem?



Second question:

Is there a way to pick the default rotation of "Normal to sketch view" Assume the sketch is 90 degrees clock or counter clock to the perspective desired for sketching.