13 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2014 12:31 PM by Walter Fetsch

    Has anyone seen this behaviour before?

    Mark Dougall

      So I made a part yesterday and the dimensions were fine, but today, when I startup Solidworks and open the same part from the vault, I go to edit a sketch and the dimensions are acting as if they stick to an imaginary plane as you rotate the view.


      A couple pictures as example:


      1. Looking normal to the sketch I notice something was odd as the dimensions are a bit too far apart for my liking.

      phase 1.png

      2. While rotating you can see the numbers themselves are seemingly on a plane that was normal to my initial view.

      phase 2.png

      3. When I release the rotate button the dimensions snap back t a new plane normal to my new view.

      phase 3.png


      I can see why this could be helpful but honestly I didn't change anything myself and kind of preferred when the dimensions were always on the same plane as the sketch.


      Anyone know what caused this/ seen this behaviour before?