Hi All, I’ve put a picture in at 37 degrees to normal top view. Set. Up a named cplane to be aligned with picture. How do I get top view to be parallel with picture and named cplane? Thank you, Mark
Hi Mark, the _Plan command does that.
Oh great, so easy and thanks!
I am guessing there aren’t many other cad forums that can respond like this one
SetView CPlane Top
This can’t be done via the menus?
I know there’s a button to switch “modes”, but it doesn’t seem many features respect the currently active named CPlane…
Hi Robert -
I’m not understanding which problem you are trying to solve. What are “manu features”?
Sorry, I misspelled, but fixed it now.
Well, here’s one example, and again, the thing in this topic seems to only be available via a command line function, not the menus? Or am I not clicking the right combination of things perhaps?
Even if I choose the “Right” view, select my named CPlane and then do “SetView CPlane Right”, I’m able to rotate the view with my SpaceNavigator… the “regular” Right view is locked to right, and I can only zoom in and out (which is the way it should be).
One major problem with the
'_4View command (to me, at least) is that it will remove the CPlane. I primarily use that command to switch to the default perspective view, but one thing that I don’t like is that it also sets the default CPlane, as well. In this case, if the custom CPlane was not preliminary saved, it gets lost. Running the
_CPlane _Undo command afterwards returns the following message" “No CPlane to undo”.
Yes - 4View is too powerful right now - it used to require two shots of 4View in a row to reset CPlanes and clipping planes. I’ll see if we can fix this, it seems wrong to me.
RH-65722 4View: too much power
I think that it should reset the viewports only, because there is already a dedicated command for resetting the CPlane to the World coordinates:
'_CPlane _World _Top
4View should take two consecutive runs of the command to reset cplanes etc,. One shot should only re-arrange the viewports and the cameras (as in V5).
@Rhino_Bulgaria - actually I am wrong - it is not the running twice in a row that does it, it is whether the views are in their default arrangement - if they are, then the Cplane is reset. This is by design, and makes sense, though, as we see, potentially confusing. I do not know, yet, if there is a way to reset that default view - SetView World Perspective only does part of the job. Saving a named view in a template file might be the way, for now.
I always try to remember to save my custom Cplanes, so it’s not a huge issue for me when the
'_4View command resets the CPlane, but sometimes I just forget that it resets the CPlane back to the default and move objects in the wrong direction thinking that my CPlane is still active.
@Rhino_Bulgaria - Dale Fugier made you a script!
SetDefaultPerspectiveView_DaleF.py (545 Bytes)
To use the Python script use
RunPythonScript, or a macro:
_-RunPythonScript "Full path to py file inside double-quotes"
Hi Pascal, I had a chance to try the script you posted above and it works wonderfully. Thanks!
I also added “ZEA” (without the commas) after the script, so that now it will zoom extend all objects in the scene as the default zoom was too close. Great job!
That is @dale 's script. Glad it works!
Ah, yes, many thanks to Dale as well! Many people already mentioned that before, and I will repeat that I do like this friendly community and the way we have a direct communications with the Rhino developers who actively help the user base.