I have tried to alter my settings to isometric but the cursor will not change from 0,90 orientation to 0,30. Can anyone advise what may be stopping this? Thanks.
Can you explain your design intent?
Perhaps there is a better way of achieving the end goal.
I want to create an isometric drawing but after following the normal tutorial for changing the settings to isometric, I am un-able to get the cursor to change from its standard 0,90 cross hair to 90,30 which, as I understand it, should happen automatically when altering your set up from rectangular to isometric. I am wondering if there is another setting on the cursor which may be stopping this transition?
Welcome to the forum. I'm afraid I don't understand your question at all. What settings are your trying to alter? Are you working in SolidWorks, Draftsight, or something else?
I'm using draftsight and have done the following to use isometric;
1. Tools, Options, system options, graphics area - check display cursor as crosshair and alter pointer size to 100 apply.
2. Grid, settings,orientaion (check isometric), apply.
In theory, this should then display the normally red horizontal crosshair in the isometric 30°format and allow drawing to default into isometric but it doesn't.
I'm also confused with this question.
If you are talking about draftsight there is an option to show cursor as a crosshair, but it only gives you the option to change the size.
Have you come from an autocad background? As this would relate to the snapang feature allowing you to adjust the cursor orientation.
RMB on "Grid" in the status bar at the bottom of your drawing screen. Select "Settings" & then under Orientation select "Isometric". To toggle between the Left, Right & Top planes, use the F5 key.
Yes, I have tried this and the cross hairs remain at 0.90. Also in ortho the lines will still only run in the 0.90 direction rather than the 30° direction.
To answer the previous posting, no I have no background in autocad, I'm just trying to follow the instructions that I've found for setting up isometric drawing.
System Options -> Graphics -> Display Cursor as Crosshairs
Andy Shackell, what version of DraftSight are you running. I have Version V1R5 x64 on my machine and turning on Isometric works like it's expected to. I'm not aware of possible issues in different version or of any other settings that would have the adverse affect you're experiencing.
V1R1.3 - I think I may need to re-install to see if this clears the fault. And in answer to Steve, have done this and crosshairs only operate on a 0,90 axis.
Thanks for your help!
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