Another Civil 3D QuestionPosted by BStrand on September 11, 2019 at 11:36 pm
Hopefully there is a simple solution to this. So I have a bunch of multileaders in my drawing but I need to dview twist the parcel in paperspace to make it look correct. I DON’T want the multileaders to twist but I can’t seem to find a setting or style adjustment to make them read horizontal. Does anyone know of a solution to this?
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- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 12:58 am
If you rotate the UCS in your viewport rather than a dview twist you should get the desired result with your multileaders. They should remain at the same orientation as they were created in model space.
- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 5:55 pm
I think that works to multitext only, not multitext in a multileader.
We use Civil3D with dview twist and a combination of multileaders and Civil3D labels, the latter orientate to the layout, and the style (dragged state) can be fiddled to look like a multileader.
- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 6:07 pm
I think it’s possible to just fiddle with the rotation angle in the properties of each multileader but I was trying to avoid doing that since it seemed tedious and time consuming. In hindsight I probably should have just started with that.
Anyway, thanks for the help guys.
- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 6:09 pm
Yeah, i guess you’re right. The two on the left were created with the match orientation toggle changed and neither rotated when I changed the UCS. They’re both horizontal in model space. The one on the right was created through the viewport after I rotated the viewport UCS.
- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm
Turns out the solution wasn’t so bad. I did a dview twist for 90 degrees. Then selected similar on all the multileaders and entered -90 in the rotation box of the properties window and everything flipped back to normal. Still would be nice to have the software be able to read my mind.
- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 10:32 pm
Since you got you question answered, I will try one about Civil3D 2019. I usually use running osnaps endpoint and node most of the time and turn them off and on with F3. My question is what would continually cause them to clear and have to be reset? I know that in old autocad if you did not exit out of a routine correctly then the osnap setting pre-routine would not be reset, but that does not seem to be the case here. I can be working normal on a drawing and start a line command and the osnap will not be set, this is aggravating as this is the way I have always done things, but sometimes I will just shift right-click and get the osnap that I need.
One other question:
Several versions back the ability to press the shift key to alter the function of trim or extend to the other function was added, in my Civil 3D it may show the red X and show what is supposed to happen, but it will not trim by pressing shift when using the extend command. Anyone know what maybe causing this?
- MemberSeptember 13, 2019 at 10:18 pm
- MemberSeptember 13, 2019 at 10:22 pm
Perhaps both these issues are AutoCAD related, not Civil3D per se. Here may be a solution to the first:
- MemberSeptember 13, 2019 at 11:30 pm
I agree with it being an Autocad problem, I read all the replies but could not find the tab they referred to as a solution. I looked under the osnap options but did not see it.
Thanks, this lets me know that this is a common problem.
- MemberSeptember 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm
I read the solution but when I typed “options” I did not see the Preference Tab that was referred to.
“I just found to fix it that in Options, Am:Preferences Tab, Under Snap Settings, it was adjusted to Supress Object Snaps.
I set it to System setting and now it works normally.”
I was typing this in the current Civil3D drawing that I am working on, should I be doing it in another place?
- MemberSeptember 14, 2019 at 6:04 pm
I couldn’t follow that solution either, but under Options, there is a Drafting tab that does have some osnap settings, but not the one that is stated in the solution.
At the end of this tutorial there may be something that helps regarding temp on/off osnaps:
- MemberSeptember 16, 2019 at 12:07 pm
I know you’ve worked your way through this, but I’d like to chime in if you don’t mind. I’m not a fan of using a Dview Twist. Rather than Cameron’s suggestion, I prefer to rotate my viewport in order to get an aligned view that I like.
Old school style, I would use the MVSetup command, with the Align option, and then the Rotate View option. You need to figure out what your desired rotation is beforehand, and then plug the number in at the command line. FYI, the angle doesn’t accumulate. For example, if you think you need a 45 degree rotation, then realize it should be rotated -45 degrees, just use Rotate View again and plug in -45 rather than -90 degrees. I say this because I would never get the rotation correct the first time when I did it this way.
New school style, I use the Align Space command in the Express Tools ribbon. What I do is draw a line in model space on top of whatever line I will want to be straight across in paper space. Then I get my viewport to the desired scale where it shows the desired line. I do a Change Space on the line to bring it to paper space. I rotate that line so that it’s straight across. Then I use the Align Space command to pick the two points on the original object in model space, then the two points in paper space for the new object. An added bonus is that you can zoom and pan while picking the points in model space, because in the end your scale will set itself back to the original scale. A second added bonus is no math, and no weird dance moves as you’re waving your hand around in the air trying to figure out which way to rotate!
I do it that way because I rarely ever keep north straight up or at 90 degrees. I’m always at some odd rotation. Now of course this doesn’t solve your original problem with the multileaders. I actually talked about why I prefer C3D notes in lieu of multileaders in this thread. One of the points that I made was “You can’t match the layout orientation with a multileader.” Unless, of course, you’re rotating all your multileaders, which to me is just more work.
- MemberSeptember 16, 2019 at 2:29 pmPosted by: @ekillo
I usually use running osnaps endpoint and node most of the time and turn them off and on with F3. My question is what would continually cause them to clear and have to be reset?
Yeah, this is quite annoying and another thing I would have probably asked about eventually. I haven’t found a solution to it but I haven’t looked all that much either since I don’t run into it often.
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