I am positioning flat planes into my scene like this.

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It's much easier for me to work in top-down view on the left, however I can't get a very good idea of the layout without the orange outlines. I have to constantly select all to get a good glimpse, and deselect if I want to make more modifications to individual planes.

Is there a way to enable the outlines regardless of selections?

I'm aware I can use modifiers to thicken my planes, or even put them at a slight angle so they become visible in top-down view, but I'd rather a pure editor tooling solution.


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    $\begingroup$ You could turn Wireframe on: i.imgur.com/Xe09gQ3.png Would that be enough? You can right click and assign a shortcut to it to toggle on and off, that's what I usually do. $\endgroup$
    – Kuboå
    Dec 5, 2022 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ If you set your left 3D viewport to wireframe mode you'll be able to see them, but they'll be very thin $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Dec 5, 2022 at 16:16
  • $\begingroup$ Cheers guys, I don't know why I didn't think of wireframe for this use case! $\endgroup$ Dec 5, 2022 at 18:04

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As noted by commentators, wireframe mode works well for this purpose!

Z > Wireframe

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