fitting alignment

Discussion created by Guest on Oct 9, 2006
I know I can change the alignment of a fitting after placing it in the route. Thing is I don't know what dictates this alignment when I create the part.

I have created several valves to place in a route. When I place a valve and want it to change direction it also changes its rotation on the pipe.

So if the handle is facing up and the valve is pointing left, change alignment will change it to face right but the handle will face to the side. There are no mates to edit that I see. I attached pic to show what I mean.

I want the valve handle up but on the opposite side. These are the two option I get through change alignment.