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Creating an Isometric View of a Skewed Model

One of the new features in Plant 3D 2014 is to use a custom view to create an orthographic. Previously, we were locked into the predefined views – top, left, right, bottom, front, back.

 

Per the screenshot below I have created a model that has some pipe at an angle. Notice that my ucs is set to World (as proof that the line really is skewed).

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After clicking the create orthographic view button, here is the view of my model.

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To start setting up my custom view, I need to create a new ucs that is aligned with my pipe. Click the WCS icon and select new UCS.

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Use osnaps to get the UCS aligned to the piping.

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Then click the navcube to rotate to the isometric view that you want, make sure the Unnamed UCS (which you just made) is selected.

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Below are the results

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Make sure the current view option is selected in the ribbon:

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Click OK to generate the ortho:

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