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Applying Dynamic Custom Coordinate Systems

The Dynamic Custom Coordinate System (Dynamic CCS) creates a temporary XY plane on a planar face of a 3D solid object so you can draw on that plane.

It works automatically and avoids creating a new CCS using the CCS command.

The Dynamic CCS applies when you run

To turn Dynamic CCS on and off:

  • Do one of the following:
    • On the status bar, click the Dynamic CCS button.
    • Press Ctrl + D.
    • Press Ctrl + D.
    • Press cmd + d.
    • Press F6.

To apply Dynamic CCS:

  1. Start a command which supports the Dynamic CCS feature.
  2. Move the cursor over a planar face of a 3D solid object to set the temporary Dynamic CCS.

    The edges of the planar face are highlighted.

    The crosshairs, coordinate symbol, and grid change according to the Dynamic CCS XY plane.

  3. Complete the command.

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