AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Message 11 of 17 (1,005 Views)

Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-06-2012 12:39 PM in reply to: rvandever21
I use ALIGNSPACE, which is also in the express tools, in the Layout Section. Very easy to use.
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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-06-2012 01:32 PM in reply to: LeafRiders

LOL

 

Lets start a UCS rebellion!:smileysurprised:

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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-06-2012 01:33 PM in reply to: rvandever21
Another option is to just rotate the viewport. It's super easy. The view will be rotated. The viewport will appear to be rotated, but it's not, it's clipped. You can remove the clip after if you wish. VPROTATEASSOC setting is used when rotating viewports.
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Message 14 of 17 (978 Views)

Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-06-2012 04:21 PM in reply to: mathewk
Matt, they could try the rotate command too (grin)
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Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

12-07-2012 04:17 AM in reply to: rvandever21

Also make sure your viewport isn't locked.


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Message 16 of 17 (926 Views)

Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

01-04-2013 08:59 AM in reply to: rvandever21

This is a lisp routine that I use to DVIEW rotate my modelspace work.  It makes it so much easier.  Assuming you're alignment is one tangent, you'd pick one end then the other end.

 

That will be made horizontal to your viewport.

 

(defun dtr (x)(* pi (/ x 180.0)))
(defun rtd (x) (* x (/ 180.0 pi)))
(defun c:dvtwist()
  (setq pt1(getpoint "Select the first point:  "))
  (setq pt2(getpoint "Select the second point:  " pt1))
  (setq ang(angle pt1 pt2))
  (command "Dview" "" "tw" (- 0 (rtd ang)) "")
  (setvar "snapang" ang)
)

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Message 17 of 17 (924 Views)

Re: Rotate drawing in viewport

01-04-2013 09:57 AM in reply to: doni49

Here is a lisp someone else posted elsewhere on the forums.

Like the last one, it sets the DVIEW TWIST and the SNAPANG  so that your crosshairs & ortho work horizontally to the screen.

 

This one lets you pick two points, or select a line, block, or text to use the rotation from.


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