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craigr

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(AutoCAD LT) DView?
« on: May 13, 2009, 10:17:36 AM »
Do any of you have an idea why 'DView' command doesn't work in 2008 LT?

Initially, I thought that perhaps the command was removed somewhere in the past versions, but it IS in the help file, so I would think it is still a valid command.

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Re: DView?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 10:24:29 AM »
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Issue
You tried to use the DVIEW command in AutoCAD LTŪ 2007, but you received a message that stated the command does not exist.

Solution
Because of increased perspective support within the product, the DVIEW command was removed from AutoCAD LTŪ 2007. To work around this limitation, you can change the user coordinate system (UCS) to the angle you want, and then use the PLAN command to rotate the viewport.

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craigr

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Re: DView?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 10:36:53 AM »
Thank you.

Shinyhead

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Re: DView?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 11:12:17 AM »
What are you trying to do. We have figured out most of the workarounds for most of the features associated with dview in LT.

craigr

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Re: DView?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 11:16:53 AM »
We use 11x17 paper for our dwgs with Floorplans in them. To best use the rectangle viewport, we want to rotate our view of the floorplan - NOT rotate the floorplan.

Here are the macros I just came up with that appear to do what we want -

^C^C_ucs;z;90;plan;;
^C^C_ucs;z;270;plan;;
^C^C_ucs;world;plan;;


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Shinyhead

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Re: DView?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 11:37:19 AM »
yeah you pretty much have it already.
If you do end up wanting to rotate the ucs to follow your view set and unset the ucsfollow variable.

craigr

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Re: DView?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 11:45:09 AM »
So what your are saying is that if I set my 'ucsfollow' to '1', I don't need the 'plan;;' part in my macros - right?


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Re: DView?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 11:50:55 AM »
I would probably leave plan in. I change sysvars all the time in macros, but the risk is if the macro fails half way through your settings are 'off' so a command equivilent can be better.  Its just another option.