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Rotating Views

You can rotate a view to orient a selected edge either horizontally or vertically. You can also rotate a view around its center point to orient the view at any angle.

To rotate a drawing view around a model edge:

  1. Select a linear model edge in a drawing view.

  2. Click Tools, Align Drawing View, Horizontal Edge or Vertical Edge.

    The view rotates until the selected edge is oriented horizontally or vertically.

    If there are any views projected from a view you change this way, they update to maintain their projection.

To rotate a drawing view around its center point:

  1. Click Rotate View on the View toolbar, or right-click the view and select Zoom/Pan/Rotate, Rotate View.

    The Rotate Drawing View dialog box appears.

  2. Drag the view to the desired rotation. The view snaps to 45° increments, but you can drop the view at any angle. The angle appears in degrees in the dialog box.

     - or -

    In the dialog box, type the angle in the Drawing view angle box and click Apply to see the rotation.

    - or -

    Press the left or right arrow keys. The view moves according to the increment value specified for arrow keys in
    Tools, Options, System Options, View, View rotation.

  1. Set options, then click Apply:

    • Dependent views update to change in orientation. Updates any views that were created from the view you are rotating (projected views, for example).

    • Rotate center marks with view

  1. Click Close to close the dialog box.

To restore a view to its original rotation:

Right-click the view and select Alignment, Default Rotation.

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