Is there a setting or variable that I can change so that when I have UCSFOLLOW set to 1 it doesn't zoom extents everytime my UCS changes?
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Um, not sure what you mean about views... if you're talking about saving views that would be way more cumbersome for what I'm doing... I want my view to spin when I change my UCS, but I don't want it to zoom to extents. Thanks.
Not exactly what you are looking for, but you could use the view cube to change views, then type (or make a macro on the tool pallette, or program a mouse button, etc) UCS V to change the UCS to the current view. Using the view cube just rotates the view without zooming around.
Well I'm only drawing 2D - so I don't think the view cube is quite what I need... basically what I was doing is drawing diagonal bracing and I'd use the UCS OB command to orientate to the brace, draw/stretch/manipulate it, then go back to World and draw the gussets. It's a large floor and I get tired of isolating/unisolating what I am working on, but switching between World and an object's UCS and having my screen zoom to extents is just as annoying... I can set UCSFOLLOW=0 and type PLAN but that zooms to extents as well - I'm getting the feeling Autodesk doesn't have a setting for me...
Its the visual comfort I'm going for
Rather than changing the Snap Angle I just set UCSFOLLOW=0 & use UCS OB - then my UCS does what I want; but I feel I work quicker when what I'm looking at is square to me...
Yeah, I know what you mean.
One trick I use in large areas is to ZOOM O (object).
So, if you've set your UCS to an OBject and do the PLAN thing, you can ZOOM O P (for Previous) ENTER and AutoCAD should zoom into the previously selected object. Of course if it's a line that is running going through the whole project, then you're outta luck..... but if it's a gusset plate, it should would just fine.
PLAN C Z O P should be an easy macro to make in your tool palette.
I just tried it myself. The UCS OB does not retain the object as a previous selection. Bummer, but if you pick on it before you PLAN, then it will be in the Previous selection set.
Hey - I think I just learned something! What I tried was I zoomed object first, then did UCS OB and it stayed zoomed in where it was - so I guess UCSFOLLOW=1 just uses the last zoom command? Either way,
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