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jennifera
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Rotate Viewport?

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07-27-2009 03:02 PM
I know this must seem elementary to AutoCAD users more experienced than I, but how do you rotate a view??

I have a subject location in my model space facing north, but I want it to rotate ninety degrees to face east in my paper space. I have received drawings from other users utilizing this method, but no one has ever told me how to accomplish this task.

Please help me out... my boss is making me crazy with changing appearances of my workspace!

Thanks in advance to anyone who is reading this thread - I greatly appreciate it! Jennifer Acevedo, EIT
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tcorey
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Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 03:09 PM in reply to: jennifera
2010: Be sure VPROTATEASSOC is set to 1 and you can just rotate the viewport. The view within the viewport will rotate as well.

2009 and older: Go to modelspace on your layout. Use Dview command, TWist option to rotate the view within the viewport. Rotating the viewport object will not rotate the view in old versions.

Tim Corey
Tim Corey, Owner
Delta Engineering Systems
Redding, CA
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jennifera
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Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 03:29 PM in reply to: jennifera
Still on 2009. I tried out your suggestion Tim and my subject does rotate in my model space, but does not rotate in paper space. I want to still be able to work with my subject as it is (facing north), but in paper space, I want my subject to face east. The Dview command did not rotate my view in paper space.

Any other suggestions? greatly appreciated ~ he is making my life a living .... thanks!
*Brad
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Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 03:39 PM in reply to: jennifera
You need to be in the viewport in order for the DVIEW Twist to work. It is
a per viewport command.

Brad
C3D 2010 on Vista Business 64 SP 2
LT 2010 on XP Pro SP 3

wrote in message news:6225758@discussion.autodesk.com...
Still on 2009. I tried out your suggestion Tim and my subject does rotate
in my model space, but does not rotate in paper space. I want to still be
able to work with my subject as it is (facing north), but in paper space, I
want my subject to face east. The Dview command did not rotate my view in
paper space.

Any other suggestions? greatly appreciated ~ he is making my life a living
.... thanks!
*John Mayo
Message 5 of 21 (1,025 Views)

Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 03:46 PM in reply to: jennifera
I think you can also do this in MS, save a View and restore the View in the
PS layouts.

John

"Brad" wrote in message
news:6225740@discussion.autodesk.com...
You need to be in the viewport in order for the DVIEW Twist to work. It is
a per viewport command.

Brad
C3D 2010 on Vista Business 64 SP 2
LT 2010 on XP Pro SP 3

wrote in message news:6225758@discussion.autodesk.com...
Still on 2009. I tried out your suggestion Tim and my subject does rotate
in my model space, but does not rotate in paper space. I want to still be
able to work with my subject as it is (facing north), but in paper space, I
want my subject to face east. The Dview command did not rotate my view in
paper space.

Any other suggestions? greatly appreciated ~ he is making my life a living
.... thanks!
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jennifera
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎11-12-2008
Message 6 of 21 (1,025 Views)

Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 04:08 PM in reply to: jennifera
The Dview command does not work in paper space on ACAD 2009. When you prompt Dview at the command line, it states that you must be in model space to use this command. So there goes the theory of using this command in the viewport.... As for right clicking on the actual viewport while in paper space, 2009 gives you the option to rotate the viewport, but it will only rotate the viewport itself, not the subject in model space. Also when you call up the properties for the viewport, there is not option to rotate the viewport. Someboy out there must know how to do this....

this is beginning to get frustrating. I also looked in the Help on ACAD 2009 ~ unfortunately it was not any help at all. Nothing in there about rotating your subject in paper space view.

I do not want to get anyone upset, but I am sure you can sympathize with my frustration - you have all had it on one occasion or another.

Anything else I can try?
*Jeff Mishler
Message 7 of 21 (1,025 Views)

Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 04:15 PM in reply to: jennifera
In paperspace double-click inside a viewport. This will put you in
Modelspace inside the PS Viewport. Now use Dview twist.

"jennifera" wrote in message news:6225778@discussion.autodesk.com...
> The Dview command does not work in paper space on ACAD 2009. When you
> prompt Dview at the command line, it states that you must be in model
> space to use this command. So there goes the theory of using this command
> in the viewport.... As for right clicking on the actual viewport while in
> paper space, 2009 gives you the option to rotate the viewport, but it will
> only rotate the viewport itself, not the subject in model space. Also
> when you call up the properties for the viewport, there is not option to
> rotate the viewport. Someboy out there must know how to do this....
>
> this is beginning to get frustrating. I also looked in the Help on ACAD
> 2009 ~ unfortunately it was not any help at all. Nothing in there about
> rotating your subject in paper space view.
>
> I do not want to get anyone upset, but I am sure you can sympathize with
> my frustration - you have all had it on one occasion or another.
>
> Anything else I can try?
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tschau3
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Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 04:30 PM in reply to: jennifera
The method I use:

double-click viewport (model space) >
MVSETUP > ALIGN > ROTATE VIEW > enter rotation angle. Done.
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tcorey
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Message 9 of 21 (1,025 Views)

Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 04:34 PM in reply to: jennifera

Hello Jennifer,

I think you might be confusing ModelSpace with Model Tab. Here's a recipe to do what you want:

1. From the command prompt, type TILEMODE and set it to 0.
2. Now you are on a layout tab, in PaperSpace.
3. Pick the viewport object, right click, select Properties. See the option Display Locked? Be sure it is set to No.
4. From the command prompt, type Mspace. Note that your crosshairs only work within the limits of the viewport? You are in modelspace, buy on a layout tab, different from being in modelspace on the model tab.
5. Type Dview and Enter. When prompted to select objects or DView Block, pick any object from the drawing. When it asks for CAmera, Target, etc., type TW for Twist. When prompted for an angle, type -90. This will make North face to the right of the screen.
6. Press enter and you're back at the command prompt with your view rotate 90 to the right within your viewport.

This will not affect the views in other viewports or on the model tab.

Best regards,

Tim Corey
Tim Corey, Owner
Delta Engineering Systems
Redding, CA
Autodesk Authorized Value-Added Reseller
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Message 10 of 21 (1,025 Views)

Re: Rotate Viewport?

07-27-2009 06:29 PM in reply to: jennifera
I use DVH (attached)

"jennifera" wrote in message news:6225778@discussion.autodesk.com...
The Dview command does not work in paper space on ACAD 2009. When you
prompt Dview at the command line, it states that you must be in model space
to use this command. So there goes the theory of using this command in the
viewport.... As for right clicking on the actual viewport while in paper
space, 2009 gives you the option to rotate the viewport, but it will only
rotate the viewport itself, not the subject in model space. Also when you
call up the properties for the viewport, there is not option to rotate the
viewport. Someboy out there must know how to do this....

this is beginning to get frustrating. I also looked in the Help on ACAD
2009 ~ unfortunately it was not any help at all. Nothing in there about
rotating your subject in paper space view.

I do not want to get anyone upset, but I am sure you can sympathize with my
frustration - you have all had it on one occasion or another.

Anything else I can try?

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