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Automate normal to sketch Plane / hide other planes upon sketch plane selection.

mcconnell113mcconnell113 Member Posts: 74 ✭✭
Nothing super over burdening but it is a nice feature of solidworks that you see it automatically rotate to a normal view of the sketch plane upon selection of a plane to sketch upon. It also hides the other planes from view at this time as im sure most of you are already aware of being solidworks devs and users alike. Can we get this easily?
John McConnell - Let's change things.
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    lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 2,003
    @McConnell113 You can just hit N on your keyboard.  We don't yet have options for users to set for this but it will be something down the road.  For now, keyboard shortcuts are there.  You can see them all by clicking on ? menu and selecting Keyboard shortcuts or just hitting the ? on your keyboard to launch the map.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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    mcconnell113mcconnell113 Member Posts: 74 ✭✭
    I guess I didn't realize normal to worked for a sketch plane. Used to solidworks workflow so forgot about the shortcuts which in my opinion is the best way. Thanks lou
    John McConnell - Let's change things.
    Saplingstore.com
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    michael_klinemichael_kline Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    years later, and this still hasnt been resolved. i come from a solidworks background, and this was a really nice feature. would really like to see this implemented.
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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,924 PRO
    Click a plane or face
    Shift+s (new sketch) 
    P (hide/show planes)
    N (normal to) 

    Will get you what you want.

    This isn't an improvement request thread by the way. 
    You can vote for it here

    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/8320/option-to-automatically-view-normal-to-new-sketch
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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,041 PRO
    I don't like automatic flip normal. I'd rather just hit the "N" key. 

    I guess everyone is different.

    I prefer the OS way.


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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,526
    billy2 said:
    I don't like automatic flip normal. I'd rather just hit the "N" key. 

    I guess everyone is different.

    I prefer the OS way.


    I would like to hit N a second time and get it to flip 180 though. Anyone with me? Make an IR. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,924 PRO
    billy2 said:
    I don't like automatic flip normal. I'd rather just hit the "N" key. 

    I guess everyone is different.

    I prefer the OS way.


    Agreed, auto normal to is trash imo. I'd prefer if people would break this bad habbit to be honest. Normal to has a place, but it is more harm than good more often then not. Due to unwanted sketch relationships being created just becase your sketch overlaps an object below.. Yuck! 

    But that's why I pray it only becomes an option, not the default.. 
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    michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭
    My other CAD program (Alibre) auto rotates the model and that drives me nuts.  Onshape's way is much better for my usage,
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    matt_thomas496matt_thomas496 Member Posts: 2
    Just wondering why, those who dont like it to flip normal like it that way? 


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    Ste_WilsonSte_Wilson Member Posts: 261 EDU
    Sometimes it's unwanted and pressing 'n' isn't much of a chore.
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    martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 393 PRO
    Just wondering why, those who dont like it to flip normal like it that way? 



    For most of the times, when I start a sketch, I'd be in a suitable view anyway, and it autorotating only gives me vertigo, requirein me to re-orientate, plus in most cases it only puts obscuring geometry on top of my place of interest. I rather like to control that myself. In my other CAD (ANSYS Discovery/Spaceclaim), there is a setting to automatically turn off or make transparent everything that lies above the sketch plane. That is very convenient, and helps much more than autorotating, plus it might even make autorotating to normal somewhat usable. Their sketch view interface is by far the best I have seen in the industry, so far, certainly worth a look for the OS developers.

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    toshichi_tojotoshichi_tojo Member Posts: 2
    But how do you know to press N? Is there a button or a menu item performs the function for N hotkey?
    I think it makes a software hard to understand if you can only find a function from instrunstion rather than find it on the UI.
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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,562 PRO
    I agree that some things could have more affordances so that there are multiple ways to discover tools and commands. I would recommend though, that you hit '?' and study the keyboard shortcuts every so often. It's well worth it to speed up workflows.
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