Do you sometimes need to align your coordinate system to rotated objects in order to label or create parallel objects? You can create a quick button macro using the UCS command to accomplish that task in one pick. Here is the macro code:
Once you have finished with that temporary rotated system, simply use this other button macro to set it back to world coordinates:
This macro works with all recent versions of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and others.
Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: The tip title just about says it all. Add these macros to your menu or tool palette and save time when changing the UCS and when switching back to WCS.