Configurator 360 General Discussion

Configurator 360 General Discussion

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Message 1 of 5 (585 Views)

View orientation

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09-01-2013 11:04 PM

I have a number of part files with non-native base solids, which, when I upload are in a different view orientation. We also have a number of models with embossed text which is not clear to see. Is it possible to;


1) Adjust the view orientation at admin level

2) Adjust view type to shaded with edges at admin level






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Message 2 of 5 (577 Views)

Re: View orientation

09-02-2013 10:31 AM in reply to: p.robson

Thanks for using Configurator 360, and especially thanks for participating in our community forum.  Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to set the view orientation or style.  We'll take this as a request for a future enhancement.


FYI, there are limitations on Inventor embossed features.  The Configurator 360 servers have a very limited number of fonts, and only those fonts can be used.  If this is a problem, please let us know so we can prioritize it properly.


If you're pulling in a non-native base solid with the embossed text already on it, then there's no problem. 

Jon Balgley
Autodesk Configurator 360 / Inventor ETO team
Autodesk, Inc.
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Message 3 of 5 (571 Views)

Re: View orientation

09-03-2013 09:48 AM in reply to: Jon.Balgley

Hi Phil,


As Jon mentioned, there currently isn't a way in the admin interface to adjust view orientation. However, there are certain things you can do in Inventor to get the desired effect. You can use the 'Move Bodies' command to rotate the solid bodies and get the 'up' direction aligned with the y-axis. You can then use the 'View Cube' commands to set the home view and the front view.



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Message 4 of 5 (512 Views)

Re: View orientation

09-13-2013 02:53 AM in reply to: sanjay.ramaswamy


If i use "Move Bodies" my preview in vault gets upside down.

And my "iso top right" views in my drawings get messed up.

I really dont want to add extra features to my designs just for this. Z is always up (top) in the machining world, maby not in USA. You guys at ADSK should get your things together and have the same standard in every software.



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Message 5 of 5 (505 Views)

Re: View orientation

09-13-2013 08:39 AM in reply to: lennart.losjo

Hi Lennart,


Thanks for the feedback. I agree that the current workaround is not ideal and that Configurator 360 needs to handle this better. We will address this in a future update.




Sanjay Ramaswamy

Product Manager


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