Rotated Views

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Rotated Views

Rotated Views

Rotated views are views that are rotated around the east axis. As a result, the z axis points in an upward direction which is the usual case for geospatial 3D visualizations. Depending on an additional rotation around the z axis, the north and east axes point into different directions. In MicroStation, there are some predefined settings for certain view orientations:

Front - north axis points into the screen, east axis points to the right, z axis points straight upwards.

Back - north axis points towards the observer, east axis points to the left, z axis points straight upwards.

Left - north axis points to the left, east axis points into the screen, z axis points straight upwards.

Right - north axis points to the right, east axis points towards the observer, z axis points straight upwards.

Isometric - Front setting rotated 45° counterclockwise around the z axis and towards the observer around the east axis.

Right isometric - Front setting rotated 45° clockwise around the z axis and towards the observer around the east axis.

The following sketches illustrate the different view orientations. The first image shows the orientation of the coordinate axes in a top view while the other images show the orientation in the above described rotated views.

rotate_top

Top view orientation

 

 

rotate_front

Front

rotate_left

Left

rotate_isometric

Isometric

rotate_back

Back

rotate_right

Right

rotate_isoright

Isometric Right

Orientation of coordinate axes for different view rotation settings in MicroStation. Colors of axis: red = east, green = north, blue = z

To rotate a view to a certain orientation:

msrotateview1. Select Rotate View tool from the MicroStation View Control tools.

2. Select an option in the Method field.

3. Click inside a view in order to apply the selected orientation.

Besides these predefined orientations, views can be rotated dynamically to get individual displays from other directions.

To rotate a view dynamically:

msrotateview1. Select Rotate View tool from the MicroStation View Control tools.

2. Select Dynamic option in the Method list.

3. Place a data click inside a view.

4. Move the mouse to rotate the view.

5. Place another data click inside the view to accept the new orientation.

OR

1. Click the data button and move the mouse pointer while the button is pressed.

2. Release the data button in order to accept the new orientation.