Surface creation plane

When using the planar surface tools (rectangle, circle, Polygon), I seem to be restricted to surfaces in the red-green plane, and cannot create anything on the blue-green or blue-red planes. With the line tool I can create rectangles or irregular polygons in all three planes.

Am I missing something? So far, I’m not finding anything in the user guide or tutorials that says this is normal.

See the following:

How do I draw a rectangle or circle (or polygon) oriented vertically?


Good answer, thanks.