Take Control of the 3DOrbit Command in AutoCAD

25 Apr, 2016

By default, the 3DOrbit command rotates around the center of your AutoCAD model. When you’re working on a specific part of a 3D model, that rotation centroid may not work for you. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to take control of the 3DOrbit command and select your own centroid for rotation.

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Re: Take Control of the 3DOrbit Command in AutoCAD
by: GeoAB
April 27, 2016 - 9:34am
As usual Lynn Allen's advice is accurate and helpful. To her credit she follows best practices for using AutoCAD generally. One of the strengths of the program 'is' the 3D Orbit command. Users and novices new to 3D can easily experience it from the first day of instruction. The 'outhouse' reference does happen to apply to my present project, for it is focused on the development of a typical plan for an Australian sheep or cattle station, which includes many so-called outbuildings, all of them essential to the character of a productive unit.
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