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neeboy74
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Aligning viewports

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09-15-2008 09:08 AM
Good morning to everyone: (GO PACK!)

I am very picky about aligning my viewports in Paperspace so that the drawing titles all appear to be sitting on the same invisible line. I can't use my crosshairs, since they terminate at the outside edges of the viewports. I know I could probably draw lines in paperspace and attach them to the modelspace objects, but I think using the ALIGN command could and shoudl be faster.

So I guess my question is: Can I use the ALIGN command ot do that? I've tried, but no luck yet. Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance!
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JNieman
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Message 2 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 09:17 AM in reply to: neeboy74
If your text was in paperspace, it'd be much easier..


(sorry, couldn't resist)
*Dave Drahn
Message 3 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 09:23 AM in reply to: neeboy74
If I'm understanding you correctly, I would:
1. Draw a vertical line in PS
2. Set Osnaps to Insert,Perpendicular
3. From paperspace, Move each viewport from the Insert of the text to Perp
to the line

There may be better ways (anyone?)

ALIGN command probably won't do it for you. That does a combination
move/rotate & scale (if desired). Can't rotate a VP and it would be slower
tham the method above.



wrote in message news:6031415@discussion.autodesk.com...
Good morning to everyone: (GO PACK!)

I am very picky about aligning my viewports in Paperspace so that the
drawing titles all appear to be sitting on the same invisible line. I can't
use my crosshairs, since they terminate at the outside edges of the
viewports. I know I could probably draw lines in paperspace and attach them
to the modelspace objects, but I think using the ALIGN command could and
shoudl be faster.

So I guess my question is: Can I use the ALIGN command ot do that? I've
tried, but no luck yet. Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks in
advance!
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neeboy74
Posts: 149
Registered: ‎04-11-2007
Message 4 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 09:26 AM in reply to: neeboy74
Thanks for nothing. I'm using special woodworking software that draws all my elevations, plans and sections with notes/dims/etc. automatically. I'm also using Annotative dimensions and blocks, so drawing in Paperspace is the old, antiquated way to do it.

In short, don't waste my time with a smart-alec answer. Either answer the question in a constructive manner or don't waste my time!
*Murph
Message 5 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 09:49 AM in reply to: neeboy74
Look at the options in the MVSETUP command.

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"neeboy74" wrote in message news:6031415@discussion.autodesk.com...
Good morning to everyone: (GO PACK!)

I am very picky about aligning my viewports in Paperspace so that the
drawing titles all appear to be sitting on the same invisible line. I can't
use my crosshairs, since they terminate at the outside edges of the
viewports. I know I could probably draw lines in paperspace and attach them
to the modelspace objects, but I think using the ALIGN command could and
shoudl be faster.

So I guess my question is: Can I use the ALIGN command ot do that? I've
tried, but no luck yet. Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks in
advance!
*Dean Saadallah
Message 6 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 10:11 AM in reply to: neeboy74
You wrote: "...Any and all suggestions welcome..."

In a public forum like this, it's best to simply pass on replies that do not
meet your expectations rather than start ranting about it.

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*Dean Saadallah
Message 7 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 10:13 AM in reply to: neeboy74
Off topic for the OP...

2009's Subscription-only bonus pack offers a viewport rotation feature that
is quite simple to use:
http://heidihewett.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/08/subscription--3.html


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*Dave Drahn
Message 8 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 10:33 AM in reply to: neeboy74
Interesting. Thanks.
I doubt we'd use it much, but nice to know - did you see the navigation
buttons available for 08/09 now too at the labs? Hope they didn't spend too
much shareholder moey on that one.



"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
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Off topic for the OP...

2009's Subscription-only bonus pack offers a viewport rotation feature that
is quite simple to use:
http://heidihewett.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/08/subscription--3.html


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Add-on products for LT
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*Dean Saadallah
Message 9 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 10:53 AM in reply to: neeboy74
Yep, it works well in 2009, in 2008 the buttons do not show up and
functionality is spotty. It's a nice add-on, customize with shortcuts, it's
a better Zoom-Previous with a Zoom-forward that takes some getting used to.

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btheboz
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Message 10 of 15 (198 Views)

Re: Aligning viewports

09-15-2008 11:34 AM in reply to: neeboy74
Draw a rectangle (or polygon) on top of your viewport, then use the chspace command. Look in your help menu for complete procedures. You can then set this to a noplot layer so that it doesn't plot, but will give you an exact extent of what will show in paper space.
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