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    Rotate Crosshairs

    How do I rotate my crosshairs? For example 228 degrees. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Try the command snapang

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinsmith View Post
    Try the command snapang
    Thanks, that was a big help.

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    SNAPANG is definitely one way, but sometimes rotating the Z axis is a better method. With SNAPANG, only the Grid Snapping and ORTHO Mode rotates with it. So if you use Polar Tracking, SNAPANG doesn't do you any good. For non-symmetrical floor plans I usually rotate the UCS and re-align the PLAN to work in an "upright" drafting position. Here's an example:

    Code:
    Command: UCS
    Current ucs name:  *WORLD*
    Specify origin of UCS or [Face/NAmed/OBject/Previous/View/World/X/Y/Z/ZAxis] 
    <World>: Z
    Specify rotation angle about Z axis <90>: 228
    
    Command: PLAN
    Enter an option [Current ucs/Ucs/World] <Current>: <ENTER>
    
    Regenerating model.
    This way, you manipulate the drawing space to work comfortably and freely. To get back to normal, simply type UCS and hit Enter twice (to reset the rotated UCS back to World), then type PLAN and hit Enter twice (to re-align the Plan View back to the UCS).

    Another tip: when rotating the UCS, you don't have to type in a direct angle, you can pick two points, or even simply select an object. I don't know if these options are available with your version as I am working on AutoCAD 2012.

    Hope this helps some.

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    I never use snapang....I usually rotate/manipulate the UCS, but most times I find people don't want to get into it, they would rather work crooked......different strokes, ya know?

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