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Title: Objects coordinate system changed
Post by: RSorensen on April 14, 2019, 09:53:41 AM
I've been working on a number of different projects and just yesterday I encountered a problem that I can't figure out. Up until yesterday, when I would draw a 3D object and then rotate it - the coordinates would initially show the rotated coordinates but when I would unselect that object and then re-select, the coordinates would change to the new coordinates. In other words, if I drew a rectangular box with the long axis on the X-axis: X:4 in, y: 2 in, z:.25 in and then select the box, it shows me a #d object with the Z-axis pointing up, Y-axis pointing to the rear and X-axis pointing to the right.

When I rotate that object 90 degrees on the Y-axis the axes now show Z to the right, X downward and Y to the rear. That's what I've always experienced in the past and that's OK. However.... when I select another object now, then come back to the first object I see it exactly as I last saw it, with Z to the right, Y to the rear and X downward. I used to see the axes shift back so that Z was always upward, Y to the rear and X to the right. Now they don't... BUT... with the object rotated and Z pointing to the right, when I di a Delta Z by 2" the movement is upwards (along the negative X axis (as they are observed)).

I'm guessing I accidently twiddled a bit somewhere in the Preferences but I can'tfor the life of me figure out where to even begin looking! Help!!

Rick Sorensen
Title: Re: Objects coordinate system changed
Post by: Jeffin90620 on April 15, 2019, 04:32:50 AM
Upload a screen capture of your Selector Properties popup.  If the procedure to do that is not immediately apparent, right-click over the main work area and select Selector 3D Properties.


Jeff
Title: Re: Objects coordinate system changed
Post by: RSorensen on April 15, 2019, 04:36:59 AM
Here are my Selector properties:

Title: Re: Objects coordinate system changed
Post by: Jeffin90620 on April 15, 2019, 04:43:55 AM
Under Extents CS, select View CS.  Be sure that User CS or World CS is selected under Coordinate System.

Is this how you remember the display working?


Jeff
Title: Re: Objects coordinate system changed
Post by: RSorensen on April 15, 2019, 04:24:19 PM
Jeff,

THANKS!!! That wasn't quite it but you pointed me in the right direction. I ended up with Extents CS: User CS and Coordinate System: World CS and that is perfect! I'm back in business!

Thanks again! You folks are great!

Rick
Title: Re: Objects coordinate system changed
Post by: Jeffin90620 on April 15, 2019, 05:29:00 PM
I ended up with Extents CS: User CS and Coordinate System: World CS and that is perfect! I'm back in business!

Huhh... not doing anything for me with that combination.  I select, rotate, de-select and re-select and the rotated angle is displayed as zero.  There seems to be another setting that I have overlooked.

Any help?


Jeff
Title: Re: Objects coordinate system changed
Post by: RSorensen on April 15, 2019, 07:26:20 PM
What you describe is what I've been accustomed to for some time and it wasn't doing that, causing quite a problem especially when it is showing coordinates. If I rotated things and then tried to move them using delta X for example the objects would move in an unexpected direction. very frustrating!