I just modeled a gauge.
When I finished the model and saved my drawing in isometric view the gauge was facing away from me.
Is there an easy way to flip the isometric view 180 degrees?
The simplest solution will probably be to bring the front view of the model into your drawing, do a projected view from it to get the isometric you want, then go back and delete the front view.
Download the IsoViews macro from http://www.lennyworks.com/solidworks/default.asp?ID=20 and run it on your model. This will create 16 isometric views.
If you use this in your templates they will be available for all models.
I love the thought of this macro, but when I ran it, it locked up Solidworks - couldn't get any response from anything. I'm running SW 2011 SP4 Any idea if there is another one similiar to it out there?
I had exactly the same problem as you with this macro locking up Solidworks. What I found was that once I had run it if I opened Windows Task Manager, selected ISO View and pressed the end task button then everything worked fine again and the various new views were still available from the view orientation button.
I have since come across a previous post by Josh Brady for a similar macro, this one works fine but you do not get any dimetric views with it (though with the 8 ISO views that it does have there are more than enough for my needs).
The link is https://forum.solidworks.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/187115-58962/8isoviews.swp.zip
One question I have for Kelvin is how do I add this macro to my templates?
easist way make a view in the part file and then just drop that in from the task plain.
rotate the part the way you want it, hit spacebar select the new view and save it.
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