How can I orient a layout to my saved Cplane?

Hei! i have a saved C-plane in my drawing. I am making a layout and I don’t find the way to orient the view to this Cplane, it is always oriented to world coordinates. Maybe it is simple but I don’t know how to do it. Any help? Thank you very much in advance.

Hi Monica- in the layout, activate (double-click) a detail, set the Cplane you like as the active CPlane in that detail and then run the Plan command- does that do what you need?


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That’s what I thought, but I do that and it doesn’t work. Looks like I cannot set active my Cplane - I select it but the world coordinates still appear.

Hi Monica- see if this file has what you are looking for-

CPlaneView.3dm (45.8 KB)

Also, to make a saved CPlane active, you can double-click on it in the NamedCPlanes panel.


Yes. But I can’t manage to do it. It looks like I can’t set my cplane active.

What I do:
Double click on the detail. Select saved Cplane. Clic on the icon which (normally) turns yellow. Nothing happens. If I set view “top of Cplane” it just remains the same. This is the file - simplified .shaadie example.3dm (1.2 MB)

And now for some reason I managed to rotate the layout cplane and cannot rotate it back. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your patiente anyway.

Hi Monica- try -

Open your file, make the detail active, Open NamedCPlanes and doubleclick on the named plane. Click back in the detail and run Plan.



In order for this to work as Pascal describes for details, under Rhino Options -> Modeling Aids -> Construction planes needs to be set to Standard Construction planes.

I would love to see details ignore the universal construction planes. It has been wished before, but here is another nudge :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

That was it.
Once I change that in options it all started to work. I was doing as Pascal said from the beginning with no result!
Thank you both for your help!!