... I do have a puzzling question yet unanswered, and I am looking at the answer in the last drawing you attached. All I need to know is how you did it. The User Coordinate System icon you mentioned - the XYZ plot icon in the lower left corner. Mine is ultra-tiny.
The "'XYZ plot icon' in the lower left corner" is not the User Coordinate System icon. It is the World Coordinate System Icon
1) Typically, the World
CS icon (World Coordinate System icon) will be at the very bottom left of your TurboCAD Desktop. The location of this icon is assigned as described in Paragraph-3 below.
2) At the origin
of the current
Workplane (User Coordinate System; UCS) will be the intersection of the X,Y,Z axes of the User CS icon.
Sometimes, if our view and zoom-level is such that we are far away from that UCS origin, we will not be able to see the UCS icon; ... it's way over there... somewhere...
3) To turn on and change the size and colors of these icons, go to Menu Bar/Options/Program Setup.../Preference
; they are at the top of that page. The location of the World
CS icon can also be assigned here. The value for "Icon size" equals number-of-screen-pixels, I believe; I have mine cranked up to the max, 128.
In most configurations (Workspaces), these can also be turned on of off via Menu Bar/Workspace
, at the bottom of that menu.
Again, see Paragraph-2 for the location of the UCS icon (User CS icon).
4) Keep in mind, that the current Workplane-- the current UCS-- can be and often is the World Workplane (the World CS). When that is the case, the User CS icon will be located at X=0,Y=0,Z=0, with the positive-value of X facing to the right
on the screen, the positive-value of Y facing up
on the screen, and positive-value of Z facing at you
Also keep in mind that when the current UCS is the World CS, and both icons are turned on, the World CS icon will remain where you assigned it-- typically, bottom-left corner. The reason to leave the World CS on is so when you are in weird views, it helps to orient you to the built-in, base
, coordinate-system, the World Coordinate System.
~Alvin[I tend to be verbose. I know... ]