Sketcher ReorientSketch

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Sketcher ReorientSketch

Menu location
Sketch → Reorient sketch
Sketcher, PartDesign
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Sketcher MapSketch, Sketcher NewSketch


The Sketcher ReorientSketch tool places a sketch on one of the main planes with an optional offset. It can also be used to detach a sketch.


  1. Select a sketch.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
  3. If the sketch is attached:
    1. The Sketch has support dialog opens.
    2. Press the Yes button to detach the sketch.
  4. The Choose orientation dialog opens.
  5. Optionally press the Cancel button to only detach the sketch and finish the tool.
  6. Specify the plane for the orientation. The plane is relative to the local coordinate system the sketch is in:
    • If the Reverse direction checkbox is not checked:
      • Top: XY-Plane
      • Front: XZ-Plane
      • Right: YZ-Plane
    • If the Reverse direction checkbox is checked:
      • Bottom: XY-Plane
      • Rear: XZ-Plane
      • Left: YZ-Plane
  7. Optionally change the Offset. The offset is measured along the Z, Y or X axis of the local coordinate system.
  8. Press the OK button.