At present we're only able to create ortho sections, plans etc on the World UCS using the Orthographic function, great function. But can you create ortho's on a user UCS, as it seems locked to the World UCS? The current work around that I know, is to copy the model to a new dwg and rotate the model (or just rotate current model pipeline to world UCS then rotate back) to the world UCS to create a perpendicular sections of certain pipeline runs.
My point being, not every plant will have equipment and pipeline runs perpendicular to the world UCS, that would make life to easy..
Is there current capability to rotate ortho cube to a user UCS and create ortho sections and plans etc in the current 2012 Plant 3d version? I can rotate the ortho cube, but it always defaults back to the world ucs, even if i create a user ucs in 'create ortho' model space. I know there is a section function, but this only sections 3d solids etc. Not Plant 3d objects.
Is there a better work around for this?
Any help much appreciated
I am also trying to figure out a way to do this. Currently the only useful functions of Plant 3D so far is the ability to model piping, the validation with the PID software (which is kinda cumbersome and anti-productive in some instances), and the generation of ISO piping drawings. I can't find away of exporting the models you create in Plant 3D to Inventor or Revit structure for detailing and editing. Which is strange since you bundle these software together in a suite? So far this software is at best a beta project not a professional design software.
Can anyone tell me that I am wrong on these issues?