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The Plane Wizard is used to create planes in SOLIDWORKS. The Plane Wizard can be accessed via the command manager's Features > Reference Geometry > Plane or the drop-down menu's Insert > Reference Geometry > Plane. To create a new aircraft, you can choose up to three references.

  • Click on the Draw panel (Pick Lines).
  • If desired, provide an offset on the Options bar.
  • To lock the reference plane to the line, select the Lock option.
  • Place the cursor near the line where you want the reference plane to be placed and click.

Planes can be used to sketch, create a section view of a model, and serve as a neutral plane in a draught feature, among other things. Insert > Reference Geometry > Plane (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Plane (Insert > Reference Geometry > Plane). Based on the entity you choose, the software generates the most likely plane.

  • Expand the Ground Planes folder in the FeatureManager design tree.
  • Double-click the ground plane you want to activate, or right-click it and select Activate from the menu.

You can turn on or off the plane display. Toggling the planes display: Select View > Hide/Show > Planes from the View menu.

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