Autodesk Inventor 2011 Plane Selection for Sketching
In Autodesk Inventor, by default the work plane is XY Plane. This is mainly because, the default sketching is made to XY Plane (say – factory settings ).
However, in case you need to start your sketch from another plane. Then its a time consuming process to switch to the new plane every time you start using Autodesk Inventor 2011
Tips: Move to Application Options from the Tools Tab and select Part Tab
Now, you can select the default sketch plane you need and click on apply / ok . Next time you start Autodesk Inventor, you will see the plane you selected as the default one.
Note: You can also select No new sketch option in case you toggle between planes every time you use Autodesk Inventor.