Rotating 3D views

Hi,

At the moment I am finding it a little difficult in rotating both the front & right view, so its square on i.e. matches the orientation of the top view.

Once I have rotated the top view, what method shall I use to rotate the other views? Is there a quick way of doing this?

I am using the section tool to isolate certain areas.

Thanks

Matt 

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  • I have worked a lot with 3D files where the "Top" view needed to be oriented by a Z axis rotation - usually to align a section through the model to be perpendicular to a road center line.
    Once the specially oriented top view was setup, I would copy this view to another view and then, use the Key-in RV=-90,0,0 and data point in the view. This rotates the view 90 degrees about the views X axis, giving you a relative front view, to your relative top view. Use RV=0,-90,0 or RV=0,90,0 to get a left or right view.
    Also, when using any of these key-ins, you can omit the zeros just make sure you keep the commas to specify whether a value is for X, Y or Z axis. And in a 2D file RV= takes a single argument, that being a relative rotation about the Z axis.
    So RV=90 in a 2D file is the same as RV=,,90 in a 3D file.

    Charles (Chuck) Rheault
    CADD Manager

    MDOT State Highway Administration

    • MicroStation user since IGDS, InRoads user since TDP.
    • AutoCAD, Land Desktop and Civil 3D, off and on since 1996
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  • I have worked a lot with 3D files where the "Top" view needed to be oriented by a Z axis rotation - usually to align a section through the model to be perpendicular to a road center line.
    Once the specially oriented top view was setup, I would copy this view to another view and then, use the Key-in RV=-90,0,0 and data point in the view. This rotates the view 90 degrees about the views X axis, giving you a relative front view, to your relative top view. Use RV=0,-90,0 or RV=0,90,0 to get a left or right view.
    Also, when using any of these key-ins, you can omit the zeros just make sure you keep the commas to specify whether a value is for X, Y or Z axis. And in a 2D file RV= takes a single argument, that being a relative rotation about the Z axis.
    So RV=90 in a 2D file is the same as RV=,,90 in a 3D file.

    Charles (Chuck) Rheault
    CADD Manager

    MDOT State Highway Administration

    • MicroStation user since IGDS, InRoads user since TDP.
    • AutoCAD, Land Desktop and Civil 3D, off and on since 1996
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