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Virtual part to external part with planes selected

Question asked by David Cook on Apr 25, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2013 by Jeremiah Feist

I'm using Solidworks 2010.  Yes, I know it's ancient.


I'm making several parts in an assembly.  They are virtual parts.  After saving the virtual parts to externa parts, the orientaion of the planes in the external are different than in the original assembly.  The TOP plane is now the front plane, the FRONT plane is the bottom plane, etc.


I realize that it doesn't make much difference to solidworks, but I want to have the external part file oriented that same as my original virtual part.  When I start making assembly and detail drawings, I don't want a part in the assembly to be pointing up, but the detail drawing has it pointing down.


Is there a way to set the planes before saving to an external file?  I don't want to re-orient views on 40 different parts after saving them externally.