3 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2014 8:35 AM by Matthew Lorono

    Changing planes in drawings part

    Arsalan Shahid



      I am taking a complete Basic CAD course using Solid Works. I accidently created a drawing with extrusion in the wrong plane. Is there any way I can change the top plane to the front plane? I tried edit plane and it distorted the figure..


      Attached is the file. Thank You


      P.S. I do not have too much understanding in Solid Works, if there is a simple solution, I would appreciate it.

        • Re: Changing planes in drawings part
          Kelef Man

          hei'ya Arsalan, see the scrsht below,

          this would be the easiest-

          to rotate the body-


          rotate part.jpg

          there is the alternative of selecting each sketch, then the plane icon,

          and reselecting the other plane/surface to move the sketch,

          and correcting the failed features one by one,

          which would also be a good exercise, as the sketches seem

          to need a bit of work on their accuracy

          ah well, hope this helps- have a good'n kelef


          edt.RE: other method


          have your original open>

          select>new >part>and

          then select>window>view vertically

          this will show your new and original side by side

          you can then use drag and drop, or Ctrl+c to copy

          of what you need, you will lose the relations

          and it can be a bit harsh but you still need to correct

          the (in)accuraccies

          • Re: Changing planes in drawings part
            Denny Peter

            Hi Arsalan


            I tried with your part, changing plane without editing other sketchs is not possible. Try what kelef suggested, or better to create a new one. Just to know,why you want to change the plane?

            • Re: Changing planes in drawings part
              Matthew Lorono

              You mention "drawing".  Is the issue in the drawing itself, or the model?  The drawing can look at whatever orientation of the model you like.