I'm using FreeCAD, and I would like to duplicate a 2D sketch on another plane, but I can't seem to find an obvious way to do this.


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I’m assuming you are working in the Part Design workbench. Select the sketch and click Edit > Duplicate selected object. Make sure that only the sketch is copied (depending on the version, either deselect the plane or click don’t include dependent objects). This will produce a duplicate sketch in the active body (if you want the duplicate in a different body, make sure it’s active first by double-clicking it if necessary). You can then click Sketch > Reorient Sketch to move it to a different plane.

By the way, FreeCAD has a very active and helpful forum at https://freecadweb.org. I highly recommend asking FreeCAD questions there.

  • $\begingroup$ Is it possible to move it into a new plane that is not XY XZ or YZ plane? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you click on the plane, then click "Map sketch to face" and select the sketch. $\endgroup$
    – naasking
    Commented Feb 16 at 2:54

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