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    Default Help: Drew in Isometric, not Top. Need Help orienting drawing to Top View.

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    Hey,
    So a co-worker started a drawing and he drew it in isometric (attempting to make a 3D pipe but he only has LT version). Now that the drawing is in my hands I want to reorient the drawing so that Top Orientation is "flat" view.

    I've tried 3Drotate command but sadly the dimension lines aren't following there points.

    Anybody know a command or method to make the drawing be "Top" and not SW Iso?

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    Attach a copy of the drawing to your next post. Someone here will have a look at it.
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    I can't post my drawings to this. They are regulated unfortunately.

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    Then my advice would be to redraw it.
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    You can take the top isoplane objects and make a block, now scale Y by the square root of 3, or 1.73205080757. Rotate that block -45 degrees.

    After making the block, open properties, X, Y, and Z should be 1. Change Y to 1.73205080757
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkent View Post
    You can take the top isoplane objects and make a block, now scale Y by the square root of 3, or 1.73205080757. Rotate that block -45 degrees.

    After making the block, open properties, X, Y, and Z should be 1. Change Y to 1.73205080757

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    +2 rkent
    It would be nice to see how the drawing was created, we don't need the whole drawing just the "isometric" part copied into a blank drawing file would help someone see what is going on in the drawing

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    Well I took remarks suggestion and just redid the drawing. Fortunately it wasn't too far along and I get to make it based on my formatting. Steven-g my coworker had copied a previous drawing of mine to use as a template. Well since we use different versions his didn't recognize that the last model space I was in was SW Isometric. So he just went to drawing as if nothing was different. So he basically drew a 2D Top "Plane" in the Isometric "Plane". Thanks for all the help everybody.

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    neondeon298 - If that is the case then changing back to top view should have been all that was required, unless I am not following what you are saying. He wasn't in an isometric plane, just an isometric view of the top view.
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    neon: And that's why we ask for actual drawing files so we can see for ourselves what the true nature of the problem really is. Sometimes a drawing is worth a thousand words.
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