Update to View Rotation macro

Written by Rod Wing.

We have updated the free View Rotation macro so that it now works with 3D models.

This macro shows the current rotation (in degrees) for each of the 8 standard views. The user can change the view rotation to any keyed-in angle value, or unrotate the view. Using the Absolute option changes the rotation to exact value specified in the rotation text box. The relative option will add the value in the rotation text box to the current view rotation. The Set to AA option will use the current Active Angle setting for the rotation angle.

2D dialog

Dialog displayed when the active model is 2D













When the macro is started with a 3D model active separate X, Y, and Z rotation settings are available.

3D dialog

Dialog displayed when the active model is 3D














Open our MicroStation freeware downloads page to get this and other free macros.



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Rod Wing

Rod Wing

Rod joined EnvisionCAD in March 2007 and has nearly three decades of experience working in the CADD industry. He led the IT evaluations of Bentley InRoads and AutoDesk Civil 3D at Wisconsin DOT in their overall CAiCE replacement evaluation. He also led the MicroStation V7 to V8 upgrade effort at Wisconsin DOT which included updating not only the CADD standards to accommodate the changes in the file format but also updating legacy MDL and macros to work in the new environment. Rod received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Cartography and a Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University. Rod has extensive experience in CADD as well as the areas of GIS, cartography, plotting, scanning, raster editing/manipulation, publishing, and file/data translations. In all of these areas, he has produced custom tools and developed workflows to enhance productivity between diverse sets of applications. He instructs MicroStation classes ranging from fundamentals to advanced applications.


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