Bentley View CONNECT Edition Help

AccuDraw's Drawing Plane Orientation

AccuDraw orients the drawing plane in accordance with the Coordinate System Rotation setting in the AccuDraw Settings dialog:

Coordinate System Rotation Definition
Top (default) Orients compass to match top view (in 2D same as an unrotated view).
Front Orients compass to match front view (3D only).
Side Orients compass to match side view (3D only).
View Orients compass to current view axes.
Auxiliary Orients compass to last defined auxiliary coordinate system (see Rotate Auxiliary).
Context A temporary orientation affected by a number of factors including the current tool, the previous data points and the "RQ" keyboard shortcut.

AccuDraw’s Automatic Orientation of the Drawing Plane

If you orient a model from one standard view to another, AccuDraw automatically orients the drawing plane to match the standard view. For example, if you are working in an Isometric view with the drawing plane orientation aligned to the Top view and if you rotate the model to the Front view, then AccuDraw automatically orients the drawing plane to align to the Front view.

Rotating the Drawing Plane Axes in 2D

Along with the standard drawing plane orientations, the rotation of the drawing plane axes can be altered using keyboard shortcuts. In 2D, you are limited to rotating AccuDraw's drawing plane about the view axis. This matches the same restriction placed on rotating views in 2D.

Rotate Quick Shortcut Key-in

You can use the Rotate Quick (<R, Q>) shortcut to change the orientation of the drawing plane only for the current data point, after which it resumes its normal orientation. This will vary, depending on the tool being used.