Photoshop: Insuring that planes work correctly in Vanishing Point

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I struggled with making measurements using the Vanishing Point filter. I would draw a plane, but then when I dragged out the measuring tool, there would be no dimensions displayed. I also couldn't drag the corners of the plane. After a lot of phone time with technical support to no avail, I finally figured out that the planes I was defining had parallel sides in the vertical orientation, thus I was describing a plane that wasn't truly in perspective. But lots of architectural renderers like to show architecture with non-converging vertical edges. They should be warned. The documentation should be explicit about what makes a plane work correctly. Better yet, an alert should display when you draw a plane that won't work.
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Steve Price

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Doesn't the plane draw in a different color to show that it won't work?
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The documentation does mention the plane changing color if it won't work, but it wasn't clear to me what triggers the color change.