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0003370PartDesignBugpublic2021-02-06 06:43
Reporterharrygeier Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.17 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0003370: Datum Plane in Sketcher often switches to opaque Yellow when selecting external Geometry.
DescriptionWhen you create a sketch on a Datum Plane and want to select external geometry the datum plane often covers the underlying features or datum geometry by switching to solid yellow.

Steps To Reproducecreate a PAD , create a datum plane above or on surface of the PAD. Create sketch on this plane and try to select any external geometry. Randomly the plane switches to solid yellow covering the objects below.
Additional InformationOS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 32-bit
Version: 0.17.13387 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: c5f4079252b11e3c54cd603be7d3697fa9f9d922
Python version: 2.7.14
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.0.0
Locale: German/Germany (de_DE)
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FreeCAD Information



2018-03-12 11:46


yellow_plane.FCStd (Attachment missing)
2018-03-12 12_30_53-FreeCAD.png (Attachment missing)


2019-02-24 15:55

manager   ~0012745

It's not random, it's repeatable: when active, the external geometry tool is set to select edges, but the datum plane is not discarded from the potential choices, so when the cursor is outside of the solid, the datum plane is preselected and turns into solid yellow.


2019-06-20 01:32

administrator   ~0013267

@harrygeier is there a forum thread associated with this ticket?


2019-06-25 10:51

reporter   ~0013307

I can´t remember , it was quite a while ago. But i think it was discussed in the forum .


2019-07-23 23:38

administrator   ~0013375

Forum thread:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-03-12 11:46 harrygeier New Issue
2018-03-12 11:46 harrygeier File Added: yellow_plane.FCStd
2018-03-12 11:46 harrygeier File Added: 2018-03-12 12_30_53-FreeCAD.png
2019-02-24 15:55 normandc Note Added: 0012745
2019-02-24 15:56 normandc Status new => confirmed
2019-02-24 15:56 normandc Target Version => 0.19
2019-06-20 01:32 Kunda1 Status confirmed => feedback
2019-06-20 01:32 Kunda1 Note Added: 0013267
2019-06-20 01:33 Kunda1 Tag Attached: #post-to-forum
2019-06-25 10:51 harrygeier Note Added: 0013307
2019-06-25 10:51 harrygeier Status feedback => new
2019-07-23 23:38 Kunda1 Note Added: 0013375
2019-07-23 23:38 Kunda1 Tag Detached: #post-to-forum
2021-02-06 06:43 abdullah Target Version => 0.20