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Reset crooked Front View

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02-01-2011 08:31 AM

Is there a way to reset the front view in Inventor once the front view has been set crooked? 

 

I have students who will rotate a part to an odd angle (say 5-10 degrees rotated around one or more of the axes) and then Reset the front view .  Then when they try to place the part in a drawing file it is nearly impossible to get good perpendicular views (relative to the viewing plane) for dimensioning.

 

We have "tweaked" the part as close as we can by hand, but is there a way to use the XYZ planes or something to force the part back into a clean 90 degree default position once the front view has been set off-kilter?

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

02-01-2011 08:47 AM in reply to: wfbbob

I assume that this is in an assembly file?

 

If so, Unground the part, then constrain the part origins to the same named assembly origins. You can then Ground the part and delete the constraints if desired.

 

The problem comes from your students ungrounding the first part inserted into the assembly. Tell them not to do that.... :smileywink:

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

02-01-2011 09:53 AM in reply to: wfbbob

If you're talking about the view cube front definition, use 'view face' and 'set current view as' front

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

02-01-2011 10:09 AM in reply to: rdyson

Sorry.  I should have clarified that I am talking about PART files (although the problem would then carry over into the assembly file once the part was placed).

 

I will try the "view face" and then the "set current view as" option on the view cube.  The students have used the "Set current view as front" on a crooked view.  If "View face" gets me back to 90 degree views as defined by the XY-XZ-YZ planes then that should be the solution.

 

I will mark this as a solution if it works for me this afternoon.]

 

Thanks

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

02-01-2011 12:10 PM in reply to: wfbbob

Post an example part. I'd like to see what your students did wrong.

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

02-01-2011 12:46 PM in reply to: wfbbob

Funny things students will do.  I was able to reproduce the behavior.

Set askew view a Front.
Created an idw view of Front and it was askew.
Went back to model and Reset Front.
Went back to idw and view does not update.
Created new Front View and it was fine.

 

Looks like you are out of luck.  Tell them not to do that.  Tell them if they do do that they get to do the drawing over.

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

02-01-2011 01:42 PM in reply to: JDMather

I am going to have to get ahold of one of their files and see exactly what they did.  I have used "View Face" and/or "Reset Front" on all of my attemtps to make the mistake and have been able to get back to a non-skewed view.  But neither seemed to work for my students' files. 

 

I will attempt to recreate their problem and then post an update.

 

Who knew it would be so hard to make a mistake?

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

01-29-2014 11:39 AM in reply to: wfbbob

My assy has a subassy angulary located to the Front View of main assy.

I need create a dwg with orthogonal views of this croocked subassy front - left - and top.

How easy it was on DeskTo p!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks anyway.

 

 

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Re: Reset crooked Front View

01-29-2014 12:10 PM in reply to: akap47

akap47 wrote:

How easy it was on DeskTo p!!!!!!!!!!


It is trivially easy in Inventor.
Instead of using the standard views - simply select the Change view orientation and set up whatever you want.

Change View.png

 

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