If the UCS icon is cranked with them, the view is skewed to the UCS. To
crank the view to the UCS use PLAN>ENTER>ENTER. To reorient the UCS to the
view use UCS>V>ENTER.
If UCS icon is skewed to the crosshairs, checkout SNAPANG. It's probably set
to 15 or 75. Set it to 0.
be cool ; )
For one use, if you have a line at *any* angle, you can use SNAPANG to set
your cursors to that angle and then draw a line at any angle to it. When
asked for the new snapang, type END (pick end), END (pick other end) and
your cursors will align with the line.
For example, drawing a line at right angles to any other line.
To quote the 'help' stuff:
Sets the snap and grid rotation angle for the current viewport. The angle
you specify is relative to the current UCS.
So your UCS stays as it was. Ortho operates relative to the new snapang.
Useful for 2D work, I suppose.
If you draw a line. say @1000<25, it is drawn as the 'help' says, relative
to the current UCS.
See comments by firstname.lastname@example.org regarding text alignment.
email@example.com (Michael Bulatovich) wrote:
Basically, yes. Easy way to keep text, etc. aligned parallel with the
sheet. Having the crosshairs parallel to the sheet also makes it easy
to tell wich way the text should read, as I'm not always working 'right
side up'. Sometimes I'm working on a drawing viewing upside down
compared to how the plan will plot.
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