Often when creating a sketch, the sketch plane orientation is not as expected, especially if you create text. Rather than cancelling and restarting the feature, simply change the orientation within the sketch.
In the image below, we want to add a sketch feature to the FRONT plane.
Once in the sketch mode, you can select to change the orientation by selecting a few options in the SETUP pull-down menu. The options include
- Set Horizontal Reference
- Set Vertical Reference
- Flip Section Orientation
- Flip Sketching Plane.
Set Horizontal Reference will make that selected face horizontal.
Set Vertical Reference will make that selected face vertical.
Flip Section Orientation will rotate the section 180°.
Flip Sketching Plane will rotate the section to show the back side.