April 16, 2021 update: This is live again!
A while ago, when we deprecated hinge surface types, you made it clear to us that having a quick way to determine the front of an object was critical to many of your workflows. Today, we’re releasing a solution: Surface Orientation Indicator. This optional adornment will show both the front face and the up direction on a part.
To enable it, select a part, Control/right-click, and choose Show Orientation Indicator. This command also supports hotkey bindings.
Note that this option is disabled for Models, and if you want to select all the parts within a Model, hold down Option (or Alt) while box-selecting the Model.
There’s one more thing–did you know there’s a customizable Quick Access Toolbar in the Ribbon bar that provides a fast way to access commonly-used commands?
This item can be customized by selecting Customize Quick Access Bar, and you can add Show/Hide Orientation Indicator to it for easy toggling.