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rhino:cplanecommand [2016/05/02]
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-As has been already ​mentioned, ​construction plane is simply a set of reference axes (X,Y,Z) which Rhino will follow when creating **certain** types of geometry (more later on that). ​ All 3D CAD programs have this in one form or another. Otherwise it would be very difficult to work.+As previously ​mentioned, ​construction plane is simply a set of reference axes (X,Y,Z) which Rhino will follow when creating **certain** types of geometry (more later on that). ​ All 3D CAD programs have this in one form or another. Otherwise it would be very difficult to work.
  
 Since Rhino allows you to work in multiple viewports (many programs don'​t),​ this poses a special set of problems with respect to construction planes and allows some unique opportunities. ​ McNeel have approached this in their usual thoughtful way, letting users set up Rhino to work how they want, and having a set of default methods that is pretty intuitive and transparent to the user. Many people model in Rhino without even thinking about construction planes. Since Rhino allows you to work in multiple viewports (many programs don'​t),​ this poses a special set of problems with respect to construction planes and allows some unique opportunities. ​ McNeel have approached this in their usual thoughtful way, letting users set up Rhino to work how they want, and having a set of default methods that is pretty intuitive and transparent to the user. Many people model in Rhino without even thinking about construction planes.
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 Note that the **Named View sets CPlane** option is only activated on initialization and when you reset your viewports (such as doing a 4View twice). ​ Otherwise, once you change your construction plane in a particular viewport, it remains that way for that viewport (even if you switch to another) until you change it again or close the file. Note that the **Named View sets CPlane** option is only activated on initialization and when you reset your viewports (such as doing a 4View twice). ​ Otherwise, once you change your construction plane in a particular viewport, it remains that way for that viewport (even if you switch to another) until you change it again or close the file.
  
-Now, as to when construction planes come into play...+Now, about when construction planes come into play...
  
 Planar geometry will by default be created on the active construction plane if you pick points (no Osnaps) or enter XY coordinates only.  However, you can force Rhino to create geometry off the construction plane if you enter a Z coordinate, or Osnap to something off the construction plane. ​ You can also use multiple viewports to create planar geometry, in which case, it's normally the construction plane of the viewport where last pick point is made that will determine the creation direction. Planar geometry will by default be created on the active construction plane if you pick points (no Osnaps) or enter XY coordinates only.  However, you can force Rhino to create geometry off the construction plane if you enter a Z coordinate, or Osnap to something off the construction plane. ​ You can also use multiple viewports to create planar geometry, in which case, it's normally the construction plane of the viewport where last pick point is made that will determine the creation direction.
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