We just noticed that when creating a new sketch, the dialog differs, based on how you start it.
If I go to "Sketch in Task Enviornment" first, it look like this, and picking the horizontal direction is complicated.
If we select the plane first, then click "Sketch in Task Enviornment", it looks like the more traditional, NX9 in our case, dialog, and it's easy to establish the X vector.
Obvious first question, is why? and second, using method 1, what is the quickest way to establish the plane, and horizontal vector?
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So "New Plane" isn't going to create a new plane, which is what we all thought when saw that option, ie "I already have a plane, I don't need a new one"
The only thing about inferred, is that it infers exactly what I don't want, 90% of the time
The "Creating and reusing sketches" page of the What's new in NX11 mentions the enhancement to the dialog.
So "New Plane" isn't going to create a new plane
I wondered that too, so I checked... In my simple example I don't see an additional Datum Plane in the MNT, and right clicking the new sketch in the MNT does not show "Make datums external". I also noticed that the Customer Default "Create Intermediate Datum CSYS through Create Sketch Dialog" is no longer an option - so I wonder if these are no longer exposed to the user?
DaveK, this issue too bothers me. I probably have to change the plane method to New Plane probably 100 times a day and it is just wasted time. I think you are being generous when you say that it infers what you don't want about 90% of the time. In fact almost the only time it infers what I want is when I am creating a sketch on a Datum CSYS and selection the origin.
My fix was just to create a macro where I select New Plane and then make my own user command to run the macro. Works ok so far.
Thanks for the good explanation Ben, this was getting on my nerves too.
I'd say a high percentage of sketches (most after the first one) need a new origin and orientation, so this does seem an odd change, but not to worry at least I understand how to do it now.