Can Solidworks be configured to show all three coordinates in the Parameters section of Properties dialog box for selected point?

Solidworks properties shown for a selected point in space on sketch include a Parameters section displaying x and y coordinate values. This is true regardless of the orientation of the plane on which the 2D sketch is drawn. So, why not x and z instead of x and y? Or y and z? I would have thought x, y and z would be appropriate.

My question: Is there a configuration setting in SWX system options that will show all three coordinate values instead of only 2 arbitrary ones?

Accepted answer

1) Why does it show the coordinates of a point as (x,y) even if it is in the yz/xz plane?
* Because it is used like that worldwide; we consider any plane's vertical axis (y) & it's horizontal axis (x).
We don't do so in only 1 situation: when we are 3D sketching.

2) Is there a configuration setting in SWX system options that will show all three coordinate values instead of only 2 arbitrary ones?
* No, because one of them will always = 0 (on the 3 main planes.
But, the 3 values are shown while 3D sketching.


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Also, you can turn on the 'status bar' which will report the x,y,z of any selected sketch point, vertex, circle, arc, etc...among other useful information for other entity types, as well as certain measurements, length totals and whatnot. Lots going on in that status bar.