I have a thinly extruded part. Basically a piece of sheet metal that has some flat geometry to it. I want to have some text(for ref. purposes) put on this sheetmetal piece. When I pick extrude and then am prompted for a sketch plane I pick the top surface of the sheetmetal piece. When SW puts the sketched plane parallel to my screen so I can sketch on it, of course SW puts the orientation of the piece different than what I need it to be. So by holding the "ALT key down and hammering the arrow keys I spin the part to the orientation I need so that my text will apppear correctly. When I start to type my text in the sketcher the text is rotated 90 deg from how I need it to be.
This is really getting to be painful to do simple tasks here. What in the world do I need to do to get this text or part oriented how I want it? Why can I not or how can I orient the part how I want it in sketcher and then have my text orient correctly?
Losing my patience here late in the afternoon.
Any help would be most appreciated.