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willofmaine posted a question in Wishlist - Feature and Content RequestsWhen using the Planar Face Mode of the Set Working Plane Tool, I wish that Vectorworks would generally assume that “Y” is up and that “X” is to the right, especially when using the face of a simple extrude (regardless of which direction the extrude was created in). Similarly, when creating a planar shape (for example, combining a circle and a square within a 3D symbol to create the profile for an extrude), I wish the plane associated with the profile would, by default, be set with “Y” up and “X” to the right. When zipping along modeling and setting working planes, it’s disruptive suddenly having to identify why objects aren’t being drawn with the expected orientation and then having to manually rotate the working plane so that “Y” is up. VWIS101
This topic was originally introduced in General thread by pclary, December 29, 2016. Redo of topic here for bug verification. Fastener placement on working planes is problematic - Working As Designed? Bugs? Graphics card related? Or? Summary: If a custom working plane is activated via the Working Plane Palette, and then a 3d mode of any fastener tool is enabled via the Fastener Tool Set, then: 1. The custom working plane is deactivated on screen and the Working Plane Palette item changes to have a gray background. 2. vwx creates a new, temporary working plane (ie this new plane does not manifest in the Working Plane Palette). • This new working plane is parallel to the Layer Plane • This new working plane has same origin as the former custom working plane. 3. The custom working plane can be reactivated while the tool is active: • dbl click on the desired custom item in the WP Palette. • The tool will now place a fastener object on the custom working plane. 4. Except a Special Case: • The Fastener Tool in 3d mode (1st tool in the tool set) always places the fastener object with origin and axis on the layer plane. Tool apparently cannot place a fastener origin and axis on any plane other than the Layer Plane. • Automatic Plane is not available when Fastener Tool 3d mode is active. Demo video: https://vimeo.com/197646616 -B