Comments, Questions, And Answers about North Arrow in AutoPIPE
a. The North Arrow is a graphic indicator to orient the user to the model.
b. The North Arrow has no bearing on the results or when combining 2 models together.
c. North Arrow is independent of the Global Axes option, means if Global Axes are disabled and North Arrow is enabled the North Arrow will be displayed on the screen. Settings are controled on the View Settings dialog. Also see possible outcome with various combinations of enabled and disabled axis settings.
d. The angle of the north arrow is measured on a horizontal axis in clockwise direction. The reference axis will be Global +X in Y-up coordinate system and Global +Y for Z-up coordinate system.
e. Unit of the angle depends on the model's units.
f. When using AutoPIPE CONNECT 10.01.00.09 and lower, the North arrow setting is not saved with the model, a new enhancement has been logged so that the north arrow setting is saved with the model. (TFS-E121889: Save North Arrow directional settings with the model).
g. always use a +ve number in the View> Settings> North arrow angle setting, as a -ve number is not save correctly and will revert to the same vale as a +ve number. Example, if setting was changed to -90 deg. After the model and AutoPIPE was closed and reopened, the setting would revert to +90 deg. Recommend changing the value to 270 deg instead of -90.