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Hiding and Showing Primary Planes

You can toggle the visibility of the primary (Front, Top, Right) planes in the graphics area.

Primary planes are displayed when you start the first sketch in a model. After you select the plane for the sketch, the planes are hidden unless you select a plane in the FeatureManager design tree.

To show all three planes in the graphics area:

  1. Activate View Planes by doing one of the following:
    • Click View > Hide/Show > Planes.
    • In the Heads-up View toolbar, click Hide/Show Items > View Planes.
  2. Click View > Hide/Show > Primary Planes.
Primary planes hidden Primary planes shown
Using the Customize dialog box, you can add Hide / Show Primary Planes to the CommandManager, a toolbar, or a keyboard shortcut.

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