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Rotate drawing in viewport

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12-05-2012 09:54 AM

How do I rotate the drawing in viewport?

 

I want to have my profile and alignment to be in the same orientation on paper space. I have VPROTATEASSOC set to 1. I am not sure if I am using UCS and MVSETUP correctly.  All information will work.

 

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Rochelle Vandever

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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 09:56 AM in reply to: rvandever21

Use two viewports. In the profile viewport, no rotation at all. In the alignment viewport, use Dview with Twist option.

 

 

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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 10:11 AM in reply to: tcorey

I tried to use the DVIEW on my viewport. It says I could only use dview in model space.

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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 10:16 AM in reply to: rvandever21

If you double click inside the alignment's viewport, you will be in modelspace (not to be confused with the Model tab.) Use Dview from there.

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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 10:44 AM in reply to: tcorey

I was able to rotate the drawing but I can scale or move the drawing to line up the profile. Is there a way to keep the rotate but turn off dview?

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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 11:21 AM in reply to: rvandever21

When you get the rotation right, set the scale of the viewport.  Then lock the viewport to prevent accidentally changing the scale later.  Both the scale and the lock can be found at the bottom right of your main screen, or in the properties pallette.

Once you've done that you can move the viewport around in paper space, and stretch it bigger or smaller as necessary.


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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 11:22 AM in reply to: rvandever21

I just re-read your question; do you need to hit enter one more time to exit out of the dview command?


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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 11:30 AM in reply to: troma

I still have the dview command on but when I escape to move the drawing.  The alignment will change back to the original drawing.

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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-05-2012 11:52 AM in reply to: rvandever21

Don't hit Escape

Hit Enter instead.


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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-06-2012 11:55 AM in reply to: troma

This is a pretty painful solution...

 

Use UCS (enter) 3 (enter) click two points (left to right), this will be come your new West to East (left to right).

 

Final step.... Type PLAN (enter) (enter)... Proceed to set the scale of your viewport and then lock it as suggested. Good Luck!

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