How do I assign Front, Right or Top Plane selection to a key?
How do you mean "assign"? Do you mean a quick way to go to the associated orientation?
Let's say typing "R" would select the right plane so I can work on it, instead of clicking with my mouse.
I am trying to figure out the same thing.... I am trying to decrease the movement of my mouse as much as possible. I would rather hit a button to insert new part in an assembly, but then I have to select a plane for that new part to be created on. I would like to have some type of shortcut to select the plane with minimal movement of the mouse, to save mouse movement and time.
Martin Redmond and Joshua Poore
You can use a macro to do that. And then assign a keyboard shortcut to run that macro which would eventually select the plane for you.
I can quickly write up a macro for you if you want to test/try.
Yes I would like to try that
Try the attached macro. This would work on active part or assembly and would select the default Right plane.
Check this on how to Assigning a Macro to a Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Gesture
It's not working for me. I'm on Solidworks 2014 SP4.... I know how to assign macro's, and I have tried running both manually and via shortcut, to no avail. Before I had commented on this thread, I had tried a macro I found online for reference geometry. The macro was dated to 2007, and it did not work, and I am wondering if it has to do with my version of SW.
I've fixed the references to SW2014 and updated the macro in post above. You may also refer to this video on how to change references in SOLIDWORKS macro when using them on different versions than in which macro was made: Fix SOLIDWORKS Macro Missing References
Thanks Deepak, everything is good now.
For Front or top plane. edit the macro (Tools > Macro > Edit) and change right to Front or top as required. Basically make a copy of this macro and rename for front or top and then change the plane name.
This is great, but when editing a part in an assy, it still selects the assy's planes and not the part's planes.
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