Align UCS ( Modeling & Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Lets you align the UCS with the X axis (the length) of a member or material.

    The X axis of the UCS is aligned with the X axis (the length) of the member that the user clicked after pressing " Align UCS ."
  • ORTHO places points on lines that are parallel with the UCS axis that is closest to your mouse pointer ( ). " Align UCS " lets you use ORTHO to draw perpendicular to or parallel with a member or material.
  • YouTube: Point Location / User Coordinate System, v7.3 ( )

To invoke Align UCS :

Method 1 : Click the Align UCS icon, which is pictured above. The icon can be taken from the group named ' Locate ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2, 3 & 4 : Align UCS can also be configured to be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the lightning interface, this configuration is done using Customize Interface .

Setup :

  • You can set the on-screen position of the UCS axes to a corner such as ' Upper left ' by making the appropriate entry to User and Site Options > Modeling > " Indicator position ."

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