AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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Alter UCS for layout generation

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11-27-2012 11:30 AM

Having imported a model from Robot I was hoping to refine the design and print drawings for the contractor. I created an initial A0 to show the design by selecting all profiles and creating an assembly and  generating layouts. For some reason the generated layouts have a different UCS to the model space world UCS. I knew the layout wasn't square to the UCS but I do not know where the massive rotation in the layouts cam e from.

Is there a setting for altering predefined views that are used for generating the drawings?

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Re: Alter UCS for layout generation

11-28-2012 02:02 AM in reply to: O.Maille

Piease make sure which element is the main part of such group.

I think this is the one which on front view is laying horizontally in the middle of the view.

It is suggested to change the main part which determinates the positioning in UCS.

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Jakub Brożonowicz
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Registered: ‎12-06-2006
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Re: Alter UCS for layout generation

12-04-2012 09:35 PM in reply to: Jakub.Brozonowicz

another option, would be to recreate the group and align it properly then.


When you group a structure, it prompts for what to align it to, UCS and WCS are both options, as well as defining your OWN 3 point orientation.  When structures have to be skewed to align with real world co-ord data, this is your best option, as all views of the group will be built square from that point forward.



Kyle Pope
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