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Plane orientation suggestion (by yugami)
Would it be possible (I haven't looked yet) to allow W to orientate to the selected plane if you are not in sketch mode?

Sometimes I just want to snap to a plane to make my maneuvering a bit simpler
Mon Feb 16 2015, 20:32:35
(no subject) (by Rune)
Hi yugami, isn't it what W does now????
Wed Feb 18 2015, 09:45:58
(no subject) (by yugami)
W now says "No work plane active"

What I mean is that not in sketcher if I simply select one of the dotted squares that defines different planes.

On my build (from GIT) it does not do this.
Wed Feb 18 2015, 11:10:34
(no subject) (by Leo)
I'd also appreciate this feature! In Solidworks, hitting Space will snap you to a 2D plane it thinks most relevant. When you're sketching in Solvespace, 'W' does this, but when your active group isn't a 2D sketch then the key brings up the "No work plane active" error.

Having Solvespace align you to the nearest 2D plane to your current view, or to the 2D plane associated with the sketch driving the current view, would be useful in this situation.
Mon Mar 2 2015, 09:48:24
(no subject) (by John Griessen)
What is the work around for this? I am going through tutorials and don't understand how to make a workplane active.
Tue Mar 3 2015, 11:49:49
(no subject) (by John Griessen)
I figured how to use the browser window to change active groups in a drawing.
Tue Mar 3 2015, 12:14:18
(no subject) (by yugami)
I dug through the code that does the orientation, currently F2 (ORTHO) does basically what Leo mentions, but from a workflow (as sad as this sounds) hitting W is easier than F2.

I changed the code to not error out and cascade down and use the ORTHO logic.

I've attached it here to get some feedback prior to doing a merge request.
Thu Mar 12 2015, 19:25:23, download attachment graphicswin.cpp
Looks good (by whitequark)
Hi yugami,
I've tested your patch and I like it. I've committed it in my fork:
Sun Mar 22 2015, 10:02:26
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