How to move the world coordinate system

I need to move the world coordinate system in Rhino to be able to export the geometry to Revit in the right location. I do not want to move the objects in the Rhino file as I have set up views already. Hope there is a simple solution. Thank you.

Hello - use ExportWithOrigin for this.


Is there a way to change the world coordinates without exporting? Sometimes, I will receive a file with geometry drawn miles away from zero, zero, zero. And, as Vangel is experiencing, I don’t want to move views and such.

If not, what would you say would be the best practice in this situation?

Thank you.

Pascal, could we use a CPlane to set exports coordinate system, thank you.

Hi Ryan - the Miles-from-the-origin workaround has been the one outlined here -


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Hello - currently only the origin is moved the orientation is World. It is probably possible to make a script that will export oriented objects - I’ll take a look.

@VangelKukov - does this script do what you need? It uses the current CPlane. (905 Bytes)

To use the Python script use RunPythonScript, or a macro:

_-RunPythonScript "Full path to py file inside double-quotes"


Thank you Pascal.

Pascal, the script did not work for me as expected. The ideal output will be a Rhino model with World Coordinate System, matching the active view’s CPlane of the original Rhino model. I think that having the possibility to choose from a list of CPlanes when exporting Rhino geometry is a good addition (Rhino VisualARQ already has that option, I believe, cheers).