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Sideways Drawing

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11-01-2012 11:56 AM

I don't know if I did anything, but the drawing I'm doing completely went sideways, the other sheets are normal, but this one turned. Any help turning it back could be appreciated.

I vaguely recall many years ago that there was a way in which you could get a drawing (.idw) to rotate in 3D space, which was useful mainly for entertainment... (some of us don't get out much!).  I don't recall how that was accomplished, nor do I know whether Inventor still has that ability.  But your situation looks like it accidentally got rotated and saved that way.  Post the file and see if anyone can figure it out.

After you said that, I figured it out immediately, I have a 3DConnexion Mouse and just hit the rotate button!

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Re: Sideways Drawing

11-01-2012 12:08 PM in reply to: Atlas_Inventor

Rotate your monitor clockwise 90° while working on that sheet.

 

Can you attach the file here?

If you right click on that sheet and select Edit Sheet - what does it show for the Orientation? (Portrait or Landscape)?

 

Did you reboot the computer and the behavior persists?

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Rotating the monitor will change the way the mouse behave...

11-01-2012 12:21 PM in reply to: JDMather

Rotating the monitor will change the way the mouse behaves (push mouse away, it would go to the right, etc.) so I'll just work with how it is for now.

 

The Orientation is still set to Landscape. I tried switching to Portrait, then back to Landscape and nothing.

 

Nothing changes with a reboot.

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Re: Rotating the monitor will change the way the mouse behave...

11-01-2012 01:23 PM in reply to: Atlas_Inventor

Have you installed SP 1.1?

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Re: Sideways Drawing

11-01-2012 02:22 PM in reply to: Atlas_Inventor

Select the sheet in questions, RMB click on the sheet in the Drawing Browser box, select Edit Sheet and change the orientation from Portrait to Landscape.

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Re: Sideways Drawing

11-01-2012 02:29 PM in reply to: blair

It's already in Landscape format, everything is rotated 90 deg, not just the sheet. When you export as a PDF it still comes out as a regular landscape format.

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Re: Sideways Drawing

11-02-2012 04:07 AM in reply to: Atlas_Inventor

I vaguely recall many years ago that there was a way in which you could get a drawing (.idw) to rotate in 3D space, which was useful mainly for entertainment... (some of us don't get out much!).  I don't recall how that was accomplished, nor do I know whether Inventor still has that ability.  But your situation looks like it accidentally got rotated and saved that way.  Post the file and see if anyone can figure it out.

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Re: Sideways Drawing

11-02-2012 07:07 AM in reply to: sbixler

After you said that, I figured it out immediately, I have a 3DConnexion Mouse and just hit the rotate button!

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