New Sketch

Start a new sketch (S) and select a sketch plane.

  1. On the Sketch ribbon, select the New Sketch tool.

  2. Select a face or plane as the sketch plane. A sketch plane can be a global plane, a user-created construction plane, or a planar face of an existing part.
    By default, the view is rotated along the sketch normal.
    Tip: If you don’t want the view to be rotated along the sketch normal, you can do one of the following:
    • Press Shift+S while selecting the sketch plane.
    • From the File menu, select the Preferences button. Under Sketching, turn off View Along Sketch Normal, then click OK.
Note: To create a sketch on a reference or global plane:
  1. Right-click the reference or global plane.
  2. From the context menu, select Create Sketch.