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  Overview  

Power Face Sketch allows you to choose a face of an object and start sketching curves on it.  This is a valuable tool for constructing geometry on the face of another object.  

USAGE:

  1. Pick the face to sketch on.

  2. Now go into modifier mode and use the "Add New Curves" button to start creating curves.

  3. If you wish the points to snap down to the surface instead of the sketch plane change the nPower NURBS/Sketch snapping options to Face/Edge/Vertex and turn on 3D snapping. 

  Face Sketch Selection  

Pick Sketching Face:  Choose the face to sketch onto.  The sketching will be done on
the selected face

  Face Sketch Options  

NOTE: only the X Axis on U Iso option is currently implemented.  Other options currently have no effect.

X Axis on U Iso:  The X Axis of the sketch face will be set to the U direction of the selected face.
X Axis on V Iso:  The X Axis of the sketch face will be set to the V direction of the selected face.
Z Axis on Closest Face:
  
Z Axis is World X:  Sets the Z axis of the sketching environment to the world X axis
Z Axis is World Y:  Sets the Z axis of the sketching environment to the world Y axis
Z Axis is World Z:  Sets the Z axis of the sketching environment to the world Z axis
Y Axis to World X:  Sets the Y axis of the sketching environment to the world X axis
Y Axis to World Y:  Sets the Y axis of the sketching environment to the world Y axis
Y Axis to World Z:  Sets the Y axis of the sketching environment to the world Z axis