Jason Corl

Coordinate System

Discussion created by Jason Corl on Oct 29, 2008
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2008 by Kevin De Smet
We design vehicles. and attempt to use the standard SW view orientations and coordinate axes.

Since we design vehicles, the relative coordinate system is viewed from the drivers POV. This being the case the SW views, Left, Right etc. do not correlate with the POV of a driver.

For a normal part that sits on your desk, the front is just that...the front, left is to your left as your looking at the front, the right...same-o same-o. Now for a vehicle. Make the block a part such as a Left front suspension arm. Now from the driver's POV, left is actually right in the SW POV.

Any thoughts? Should we change something besides our default way of thinking to make this more intuitive for our purpose? make custom views maybe? Any way to make buttons for custom views so they can be put on a toolbar...like the toolbar at the top of the graphics window?

On top of this our MFG department would like to see the Z-axis pointing up...I know how to change this and still get the standard views to work, but would it affect any of the other stuff mentioned above.