occasionally I do some 3D solid modeling in preparation for finite element analysis.
I am seeing some weird stuff and the attachment is a nice example.
Fresh system start, open Acad 2010
New file based on acad.dwt
set origin to 0,0,0
specify length and width
pretty basic stuff right
look at the box, it is rotated along the z axis.
when you choose the option "LENGTH" you get requested two things, length and angle, not just the length. The position of your cursor describing now a vector from the startpoint of your box to the cursor position ==> and that's the rotation angle.
If you don't want to have it rotated, activate ORTHO modus and let the cursor stay near the positive X axis.
Look also at the attached video and look where I activate ORTHO to get the angle defined!
HTH, - alfred -
thanks for your help.
Never would have guessed that a mouse sitting idle on the side was going to be looked at for input.
Guess I was wrong.
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