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Drawing view rotation

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12-12-2012 08:04 AM

Hi Everyone

 

Is it possible to rotate a view?  I have a rectangular part that has the ends cut at an angle.  The part was created on an angle, not squared with the planes as you would do for a create in place. I want to lay it flat to dimension it. I need to rotate the view so my part is horizontal on my drawing. Is there a way to do that?

 

Thanks

 

Randy

Inventor 2013

Windows 7

When placing your view (base view) select the box in the pic below.  Change View Orientation.  It will take you to the model and allow you to orient it in any way you want to view it in your drawing.  There are a number of tools you can use.  if you are talking about a flat surface you want square to the world in your drawing, I would use the "Look At" tool, then select a flat surface.  Playa round with it until you get the view you want then hit the check mark "Finish Custom View", to return to the drawing.

 

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Hi rgraham817,

It occurred to me after I posted that the custom view might be a better solution, but it looks like cbenner beat me to it. :smileyhappy:

 

See this link for the Show Me Video that follows cbenner's suggestion:

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/index.php?title=Inventor/enu/2012/Help/0000-What%27s_N0/0001-User_Int1/0012-Change_V12

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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Re: Drawing view rotation

12-12-2012 08:11 AM in reply to: rgraham817

Hi rgraham817,

 

See this link:

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2013/Videos/Rotate_Drawing_View

 

And more reading here:

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2012/Help/0073-Autodesk73/0611-Drawings611/0619-Create_d61...

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Re: Drawing view rotation

12-12-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: rgraham817

When placing your view (base view) select the box in the pic below.  Change View Orientation.  It will take you to the model and allow you to orient it in any way you want to view it in your drawing.  There are a number of tools you can use.  if you are talking about a flat surface you want square to the world in your drawing, I would use the "Look At" tool, then select a flat surface.  Playa round with it until you get the view you want then hit the check mark "Finish Custom View", to return to the drawing.

 

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Re: Drawing view rotation

12-12-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks Curtis

 

Once again you have thrown me the life jacket. Much appreciated, thanks again.

 

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Re: Drawing view rotation

12-12-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi rgraham817,

It occurred to me after I posted that the custom view might be a better solution, but it looks like cbenner beat me to it. :smileyhappy:

 

See this link for the Show Me Video that follows cbenner's suggestion:

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/index.php?title=Inventor/enu/2012/Help/0000-What%27s_N0/0001-User_Int1/...

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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