View Full Version : drew in the wrong drawing of xz instead of xy

17th Feb 2012, 06:15 pm
I accidentally did my drawing in the xz plane and y is always 0, is there a way for me to get the drawing into the xy plane?

17th Feb 2012, 06:18 pm
Use 3DRotate.

Bad advice since OP is using LT!

17th Feb 2012, 06:20 pm
what tab is that under, I don't see it

17th Feb 2012, 06:23 pm
If LT is not meant for 3D, then possibly Rotate3D is not available in LT :unsure:

If that is the case, then find a friend with AutoCAD full.

17th Feb 2012, 06:26 pm
Argh! The dreaded LT. Curse my eyes.

You can reorient the UCS in LT can't you?

17th Feb 2012, 06:30 pm
I can and can rotate my view. I just don't see the command 3d rotate

17th Feb 2012, 06:33 pm
Yeah eldon pointed out my mistake. But you can reorient your UCS right? How did you end up drawing in the wrong plane to begin with?

17th Feb 2012, 06:36 pm
I can reorient the ucs. I was using someone elses drawing as a base and didn't realize it was rotated.

17th Feb 2012, 06:43 pm
Reorient the UCS then use the regular rotate command to get your geometry back to where it belongs on the XY plane. Then change your UCS so it too is on the XY plane.

17th Feb 2012, 06:49 pm
That is what I was trying to do, but it is just not clear to me how to do it exactly.
Rotate: then specify a base 0,0,0? rotation angle? or a reference? I am overly challenged I am sure for something that is obviously simple...

17th Feb 2012, 06:58 pm
Ah, got it, thanks. Actually needed to be in the yx axis to rotate it out of z. Thanks so much.

17th Feb 2012, 07:01 pm
That's good to hear.

You're entirely welcomed. :)

17th Feb 2012, 07:02 pm
Another solution: Rotate the UCS to have it XoY aligned with your drawing, move entire content to Clipboard (Cut), revert to WCS and paste the drawing back.


17th Feb 2012, 07:39 pm
Oh, that really helps because I can easily work back and forth between the rotated drawing and just a plan page. thanks.

18th Feb 2012, 05:09 pm

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