I never worry about it.
Most of the time I start out a sketch (2D) from a 3D perspective as I live in a 3D world and that is how I think. (in fact it irritates me when Inventor swings around to a parallel view when starting a sketch and I have to nudge my Space Navigator to get back into a 3D perspective on what I am modeling.)
Once I have a few enitties I might clcik on the glass cube and rotate if needed to finish up the sketch from a 2D perspective.
Functionally, I agree with you.
In IV we don't care either, because it is too cumbersome to control.
But, in ProE, where the company owner/head engineer will review your work, and he wants up to be up in each sketch, we care. He signs the paychecks.
But, in ProE,
Show him Ctrl Wheel in Pro.
My sketch is going to be oriented correctly relative to the rest of the model - no matter what plane I select as Reference.
One possibility is to have a customized part template with two additional workplanes (named, say, "my XZ Plane", "my YZ Plane").
To cretae "my XZ Plane", first create a sketch using the "XZ Plane". Then using the "Line" command first pick the origin point (point A), then pick a second point (point B) so that AB is vertical. Note that AB is parallel to the Z axis. Pick a third point (point C) so that C is to the left of line AB. Now create a workplane based on 3 pounts and pick the points A, B, C in that order. Rename this workplane as "my XZ Plane". DElete the sketch you created earlier without deleting the dependent workplane. You could create "my YZ Plane" similarly.
Any sketch based on these workplanes will be oriented the way you desired.
Save this part file in the template folder with an appropriate name.
Has anything been done about this? Or is this falling on deaf ears too? To anyone that thinks orientation doesn't matter, I think you should apologize to whoever is paying you!!! Really you charge to fix orientation on every part???? Do you really make a single drawing for every part without automation???? What a %^&*&%&$^* JOKE!!!!! And if you do use qutomation how do you get the parts to orientate correctly???? Does anyone at autodesk even know how to make drawing packages???? Or do you just piss around with modeling???? FYI modeling takes a 1/4 of the time drawings do. GREAT JOB AT COMPETING WITH GOOGLE SKETCHUP BUT YOU CLAIM TO BE IN COMPETITION WITH SOLIDWORKS AND PRO-E!!! FAR FROM IT!!!!
Once again if you're an engineering firm charging by the hour, you can see the money this software will make you.
Instead of tearing-up an ancient thread, may I suggest you read the current documentation? If you want to be consistent then use custom part, assembly templates and label the coordinate system however you want. It's trivial. You can even create default sketches aligned however you like with the CS.
Top down design
In Context Design
Now how do you stop Inventor from orientating the sketch in the most useless way possible when using the above techniques???? Does anyone at Autodesk understand the above techniques, I doubt it. Like I've said before, this software is for copying as builts not designing them efficiently. Designing means changing the part as you go. Inventor does not like it when things are changed period!!!!!! I would love to read the documentation that explains how to resuse frame generator parts without pissing around copying and renaming files. Inventor = Google Sketchup's biggest competition
The moderators on this forum are very lenient, but of your 17 posts so far many are of a non constructive nature. Please take a moment to refer to the forum ground rules. Rule 1 and 6 in particular:
I would encourage you to provide detailed steps and supporting information about the problems you encounter, rather than venting general frustrations. Many forums members (myself included) typically skip over posts that appear to be just someone looking to complain as opposed to someone looking for assistance with the software. The more information you provide the better your posts will be received.
If you have a moment, you might also take the time to update this thread:
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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