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Set Your Viewport View Angle
Tip# 4010 By Lynn McCann On 05-Nov-2012
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Categories : Viewports
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
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Use DView and Twist to rotate a view in a viewport.

Lynn McCann shares a simple and easy tip to set the angle of your view in an AutoCAD viewport.

"Apply the DView command, then the Twist function, to rotate a view in a viewport. When you're finished, always lock the viewport to retain the display."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: DView is an older AutoCAD command, but it has many aspects to it. This tip describes its ability to rotate the view of your viewport. It’s nice because it is very straightforward and simple to do. You don’t have to create a named view or alter the UCS.

Activate your viewport, type DView on the Command line, and type TW for the Twist function. Select an object; any object will do. Type in the angle you want your view to be rotated, and close the command. It really is that simple.


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Comment by Casey,W C
Posted on 2012-11-05 15:24:32
Thanks for the DVIEW tip. It's a lot easier than the other way to rotate the view, using a rotated UCS. Now if Autodesk would only fix the STRETCH command, so it would work properly in rotated views.
Comment by Elrod,K
Posted on 2012-11-05 15:31:10
Simply rotate the viewport (in later releases), no need to go through all that. Be sure VPROTATEASSOC is set to 1.