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Modelspace and Paperspace
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September 22, 2009, 10:36:01 AM
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Rip Fowler
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* October 01, 2009, 03:47:46 PM
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Very nice!

Is there a way to rotate a viewport, and have the view of the actual object rotated?

Currently I have an object part that will fit nicely on a single sheet of paper, but only if its rotated. I tried rotating the viewport in paperspace, but that only rotated the "hole" (port) through which the object is viewed. It appeared that my best bet was either to duplicate the object rotated in modelspace with its own view name, or to insert it from a block directly into paperspace.

Thanks!

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* October 01, 2009, 04:21:06 PM
#2
You could select the Viewport,
then go to "Workspace / Model Space (Floating)",
then rotate the view like you would in normal Model Space,
then click outside the Viewport to return to Paperspace.

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John R.

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* October 01, 2009, 11:51:48 PM
#3
You could select the Viewport,
then go to "Workspace / Model Space (Floating)",
then rotate the view like you would in normal Model Space,
then click outside the Viewport to return to Paperspace.
Hmm, I tried that in 11.2 Pro but it didn't work.
After selecting the Viewport and 'Workspace|Model Space (Floating)' the Viewport is no longer selected. If I re-select it I can rotate it, but not its contents.
Did I do something wrong, or is it not supported in 11.2?

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Gary Wooding
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* October 02, 2009, 12:08:47 PM
#4
You could select the Viewport,
then go to "Workspace / Model Space (Floating)",
then rotate the view like you would in normal Model Space,
then click outside the Viewport to return to Paperspace.
Hi John,

That works ... but actually rotates the object back in model space as well, which is what I was hoping to avoid. It would be nice if you could rotate the viewport to maximize paper space without having to disrupt arrangements back in model space.

Thanks,
Mark

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* October 02, 2009, 02:25:15 PM
#5
re: Hmm, I tried that in 11.2 Pro but it didn't work.  Gary

The viewport border should be a slighty heavier line-weight when in the "Floating" mode. You should be able to select and edit objects within the viewport.

re: That works ... but actually rotates the object back in model space as well... Mark

In both your cases, you don't want to select anything, you just want to rotate the view. Hold the Shift key and use the right or left Arrow keys to rotate the View inside the Viewport. This will rotate the view in 22.5° increments. Nothing moves back in Modelspace. I probably should've mentioned the rotation procedure.


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John R.

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* October 02, 2009, 02:40:48 PM
#6
Thanks John! That's very neat!

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* October 03, 2009, 12:05:13 AM
#7
In both your cases, you don't want to select anything, you just want to rotate the view. Hold the Shift key and use the right or left Arrow keys to rotate the View inside the Viewport. This will rotate the view in 22.5° increments. Nothing moves back in Modelspace. I probably should've mentioned the rotation procedure.
Thanks John,
That worked perfectly.

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Gary Wooding
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* October 07, 2009, 08:31:00 AM
#8
How do viewports work?   Could I setup multiple viewports with different layers and views configured?  Could they be placed on separate monitors like in AutoCAD?

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* October 07, 2009, 10:52:14 AM
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re: How do viewports work?

See chapter 16, "Paper Space and Printing", in the Help file. There are several pages devoted to "Viewports".

The only way I can see to place viewports on separate monitors is to stretch TurboCAD across both monitors and have several windows of the same drawing open.

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John R.

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