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Changing Sketch Planes in SolidWorks

by John Koop, Inventor Specialist, TEDCF Publishing

This quick tip will show you how you can switch the planes that your sketches are drawn on.

As you can see here we have a sketch that was drawn on the front plane.

Changing Sketch Planes

Let’s say that for design reasons we want the sketch on the top plane. To change the plane, right click on the sketch in the Feature Manager and select the Edit Sketch Plane Icon.

Changing Sketch Planes

When you do, the Edit Sketch Plane command opens.

Changing Sketch Planes

To change the plane, right click in the window and clear the selections.

Changing Sketch Planes

Now with the window highlighted, select…

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