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    Default Restore UCS North to pointing up.

    Hi All,

    This may be a simple question, but:

    I am working on a drawing that was converted to a .dwg file for use in AutoCAD 2014. The Y/X coordinates are pointing on an angle, thus pointing north to that angle. I would like to restore north so the view is pointing "up" in Model Space. What combination of commands would do that?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Restore UCS North to pointing up.

    Is the world coordinate system current, or a user coordinate system? If the former, the PLAN command will get you there.
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    Default Re: Restore UCS North to pointing up.

    Quote Originally Posted by cadtag View Post
    Is the world coordinate system current, or a user coordinate system? If the former, the PLAN command will get you there.
    Yes, to add to that, if the latter and it is a UCS (user coordinate system) and the "Y" axis is pointing to your desired north, PLAN will get you there too.

    Is this a civil project where the cad work is oriented to a global coordinate systyem in Model Space?
    The reason I ask is sometimes you need to be careful if Civil designers need to work on this, sometimes changing the WCS to a UCS can cause them problems if they don't know about it.

    Other related commands / topics are
    DVIEW > Twist
    Snapang

    WCS
    UCS
    Named Views
    Named UCS's
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    Default Re: Restore UCS North to pointing up.

    Thank you for your reply.

    No, Not a civil Engineer Project. Thanks for the heads up. My drawings are used for display purposes only, not surveys.

    The Orientation just changed by itself for me. I had UCSFollow on and created a hatch, and the view changed to due north. Done.

    I still don't know how to do it so I will need to practice UCS commands.

    Thank you for your help.

    - John

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