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joehovarter
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Registered: ‎02-07-2011
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2d non perspective views from 3d

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11-21-2011 05:19 PM

I am really struggling with this and I am not sure why. I simpy want to place a camera or create a view of a 3d drawing and plot a 2d elevation. I want to be able to clip the view to only show that object.

 

Example: 3d duct drawing, duct risers, I want to pick on riser and arnage it on a viewport. I can get a camera placed but each time it defaults to a perspective view and when I change it to non-perspective the camera disapears.

 

So I setup a view but no matter what i do I cannot get the clipping to work correctly.

 

Can someone direct me to a tutorial on createing 2d views of 3d drawings.

 

I don't want to use sectionplan or a live section the duct program I am using doesn't create actual cad style solids so that won't work.

I really can't beleive I cannot just select two points to determine the view direction and the apply it to the viewport. I have to be missing something.

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skintsubby
Posts: 543
Registered: ‎09-29-2004
Message 2 of 8 (875 Views)

Re: 2d non perspective views from 3d

11-21-2011 10:39 PM in reply to: joehovarter

Try the attached lisp.

 

When you run it It'll ask you for your target location... then where are you looking from?

 

Then it'll ask you how much you want to clip each view. So Front Clip of 500 and back clip of 1000 means you only see 500 before and 1000 behind the point you picked for target location.

 

Basically it's the DVIEW command simplified.

 

Mark

 

 

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joehovarter
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Message 3 of 8 (843 Views)

Re: 2d non perspective views from 3d

11-22-2011 11:26 AM in reply to: skintsubby

Many thanks, I will give it a shot. DVIEW helps a bit too. I am a bit new to 3d but, it seems bulky to do what seems so simply to think of.

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L-Town
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Registered: ‎11-24-2008
Message 4 of 8 (799 Views)

Re: 2d non perspective views from 3d

01-16-2012 10:57 AM in reply to: skintsubby

That is the simple replacement for SOLVIEW I have been looking for, for probablly over 5 years..
I am forever indebted to you, thanks a MILLION!

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skintsubby
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Registered: ‎09-29-2004
Message 5 of 8 (786 Views)

Re: 2d non perspective views from 3d

01-16-2012 03:53 PM in reply to: L-Town

You're welcome.

 

Mark

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bryce.thelin
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Registered: ‎05-25-2010
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Re: 2d non perspective views from 3d

01-17-2012 05:19 PM in reply to: joehovarter

Go ahead and mark Mark's post as an accepted solution if if works for you!



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daniel.balogh
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Registered: ‎10-31-2012
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Re: 2d non perspective views from 3d

10-31-2012 01:00 AM in reply to: joehovarter

Hi,

 

really nice tool, but how do I deactivate clipping again?

thnx,

Daniel

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skintsubby
Posts: 543
Registered: ‎09-29-2004
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Re: 2d non perspective views from 3d

10-31-2012 01:14 AM in reply to: daniel.balogh

Daniel

 

DVIEW -->Return--> CLip--> Off

 

Mark

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