Subject: Defining and naming user coordinate systems



A drawing can contain as many coordinate systems as you want and can be named appropriate names so you can remember how they are used in your drawing for recalling them later.

To define new user coordinate systems in the Explorer

CADdirect">   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore Coordinate Systems ():  

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Coordinate Systems (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Coordinate Systems.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Coordinate Systems tool.

   Type expucs and then press Enter.

CADdirect_1">   2   Do one of the following:  

   Choose Edit > New > UCS.

   Click the New Item tool ().

   With your cursor in the right side of the window, right-click to display the shortcut menu, and choose New > UCS.

   3   Select a method from the prompt box or command bar by which to define the UCS in the drawing window.

For example, select 3 Point and then specify three points in the drawing window to define the x, y, and z axes for your coordinate system.

   4   Type the name for the new user coordinate system by typing over the highlighted default text, and then press Enter.

   5   To complete the command, close the window.

To change a user coordinate system name in the current drawing

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore Coordinate Systems ():

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Coordinate Systems (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Coordinate Systems.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Coordinate Systems tool.

   Type expucs and then press Enter.

   2   Do one of the following:

   Select the user coordinate system, and then choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Click the user coordinate system name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Right-click the user coordinate system name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   3   To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

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