flat pattern rotated to weird angle

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by WormSign, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. WormSign

    WormSign Guest

    It seems like I remember a trick to allow you to rotate a drawing view using
    a horizontal (or vertical) sketch line as a reference... Any body else
    remember that and maybe how to do it?

    WormSign, Aug 29, 2007
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    TOP Guest

    How about pick the face, hit spacebar, view normal and then make that
    a custom view for the drawing.

    TOP, Aug 30, 2007
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    Zander Guest

    Drawing views can be rotated using the same 'rotate' button you use in
    3d. In a drawing, rotate opens a dialoque that allows you to enter a
    number of degrees to rotate the view.
    Zander, Aug 30, 2007
  4. WormSign

    WormSign Guest

    The one I was thinking of was...select a edge in a view, got to TOOLS /
    ALIGN DRAWING VIEW / and then pick HORIZONTAL or VERTICAL edge and the view
    will rotate accordingly. The view I was trying to orient was a flat of a
    lofted bend which has not straight edges..so this method didn't work.

    WormSign, Aug 30, 2007
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    TOP Guest

    I am aware of that, but that only works if the face of the part is
    parallel to the view plane. The method I am suggesting will give true
    dimension for any orientation in the part if it is possible. I prefer
    setting up my parts for the front, right and top views I will use in
    the drawing so that I can reliably automate drawing production.

    TOP, Aug 31, 2007
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