1. New FreeCAD file. Create an extruded wire such that you have a box, like so.
2. Select a face of the box, and then press "Set working plane" to align the working plane to that face. Then with the working plane snap on, draw a rectangle next to the box. You will see that the rectangle is indeed flat on the working plane, and parallel to the face.
3. Now, without changing the working plane, draw a new rectangle, but for the first corner, click somewhere such that your cursor is above a face of the first box. Once you click, you will discover that the working plane changes to whatever face you click on, and the rectangle tracker will show a triangle instead of a rectangle.
4. This is the final result. Even though we never explicitly changed the working plane, the second rectangle we drew was suddenly parallel to whatever face we clicked on. Maybe this is the intended behaviour, but if so, doesn't it defeat the purpose of setting a working plane, and enabling a working plane snap?
The intended result is that the working plane never changes and whatever I draw stays on it, like below:
Is there a way to forcefully just draw on the working plane?
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OS: Gentoo/Linux Word size of OS: 64-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.19.16790 (Git) Build type: Unknown Branch: master Hash: 15f440525e59c3caf89f847a490981abf5a45f8f Python version: 3.6.5 Qt version: 5.11.3 Coin version: 4.0.0a OCC version: 7.3.0 Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)