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.