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    Rotate Selections Box

    Hi. I've looked EVERYWHERE for the answer to this, so any insight would be helpful. Selection boxes are perfect...if your building oriented perfectyly north to south, east to west. However, I have a building who's footprint has wings that are several degress off 90 and 180. Is there any way to reorient the selection tool off of orthagonal?
    Thanks!

    #2
    Use Workplane > Show. Select the edge of the blue grid. Rotate the grid as needed. Then turn off the grid. The Rotate command will now snap in reference to that angle of rotation.
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      #3
      you can rotate sectionn box directly, isn't it?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ning Zhou View Post
        you can rotate sectionn box directly, isn't it?
        Yup, but he was referring to a SELECTION box.. Kinda different... But I do think the correct term is crossing window.

        I guess not. Only thing you can do is Rotate True North when you're working on the non-orthogonal wings.
        Go to Manage Tab, look for Position, fly-out and select Rotate Project North.
        Select the Align Tool and find a Wall / Line you want to have projected vertically on your screen
        And you're off...
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          #5
          oops, too much coffee today.

          wish we can have polyline selection tool similar to ...

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            #6
            Or, you could turn on the crop region, select it and rotate that (which rotates the view without having to change true/project north)... a hint when doing this when specifying the angle start with where you want to end up and then select the angle to rotate.... see the video here to see what i'm talking about: http://screencast.com/t/iZCX03VHzg8K
            http://krispcad.blogspot.com/

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              #7
              Thank you everyone. Krispy5's suggestion to rotate the crop region works very well. I can rotate just that view, and make modifications to that wing of the building without having to rotate my entire plan, or change where true north is.
              Thanks a lot! I really appreciate your help!

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