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Drawings - Allow Multiple View Alignment

Status: Accepted
by Collaborator on ‎04-08-2013 10:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-07-2015 05:57 AM |

Currently (Inventor 2013), if I select a view to align to another view, I can only align it to one view, either Horizontally or Vertically, but what if I want to align that view to one Horizontally and then to another Vertically?


You can't do that for some strange reason still.


I'm not talking about Protjecting views, every now and then I need to create a drawing of different models on the same sheet and would like to have the views all lined up with one another. That's not possible yet for some odd reason.

This should be pretty easy to add. Am I missing something?

Status: Accepted

Accepted idea [US-55202 & US17076]. Thanks!

By: Advisor | Posted ‎04-08-2013 03:44 PM

While we're on the subject, how about having the alignment for detail views be based on the center of the detail viewport, rather than the relative positions of the two detail viewports in relation to the center of the base view?

By: Advocate ic198 | Posted ‎04-08-2013 06:36 PM
By: Collaborator | Posted ‎04-11-2013 11:29 PM

... and maybe it could also be nice to have some insight as to what alignment information may already exist?


what i mean is, for a drawing that has already has views aligned, instead of having to to drag every view around to see what is aligned and what isn't, we could potentially have a function like :


"right click" on view / "show me any alignment in this view" / "show me any alignment in all views" choices. this could show a highlighted dashed line from one view to another. even having the opportunity to kill any of these current alignments at the time by clicking a "marker" that could be shown on each dashed line.


just ideas.

By: Employee | Posted ‎04-22-2013 04:24 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
By: Employee | Posted ‎05-28-2013 09:12 AM , edited ‎03-13-2015 11:18 AM |
Status changed to: Accepted

Accepted idea [US-55202 & US17076]. Thanks!

By: Contributor ali | Posted ‎06-04-2014 04:00 PM

And could be nice if somebody from Autodesk comes with an answer!

By: Participant EvanStudio | Posted ‎08-15-2014 11:13 AM

As a Revit & Inventor user, this is a feature sorely missed in Inventor.  After I hit post I'll be checking to see if "nudge" has been posted to the ideastation as well.

By: Advocate moto748 | Posted ‎04-20-2015 08:43 AM

Also, especially for the benefit of GA drawings, I'd like Inventor to give the draughtman freedom to align views as he sees fit: Inventor has its own ideas about what constitutes 'horizontal' and 'vertical' alignment, which is not always what the designer wants. I'm particularly thinking about situations where the views show some relative movement, such as "View with cylinder extended" and ""View with cylinder retracted" positioned below each other on the drawing sheet. An ability for the designer to align views by projecting geometry and dimensioning (similar to the work-flow used to create sketches on a view) would be useful.

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