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joseph_newcomerjoseph_newcomer Member Posts: 2
I am currently fleeing Autodesk Inventor, which has decided to screw over the maker community by revoking the free license they gave us for years. 

I am trying to figure out how to do certain things in OnShape.  I have, on the whole, been very happy with the tutorials, exercises, and videos I have found.  But I am having some problems with importing my existing Inventor projects.

One thing that is very confusing is that when I import a drawing, the "top" or "front" seems to change from what I had originally designed.  In Inventor, I could choose a view, and then say "Set current view as front" and it would reorient the notion of front and top as required to make it so.  Sometimes I would have to select both front and top to change them.  I have not been able to discover a similar mechanism in OnShape.

Is it possible to  reorient the view?  If so, how?


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,753
    It is not possible to reset a view in Onshape (you can created named views that can be used in Drawings though). On import, you should check the box that says "Orient imported models with Y Axis Up"
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • dirk_van_der_vaartdirk_van_der_vaart Member Posts: 107 ✭✭✭
    If you mean importing a part in a Part Studio, then you use the Transform tool.

    • Rotate - Move the part about an axis or Mate connector (inferred or existing) specified by selecting an entity.
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