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Is there a way to re-orient a finished part file in solidworks?

By Nathan Gendotti on 30 Apr 15:56 3 answers 5793 views 1 comment

I modeled the part as a sheet metal part and after putting bends in the part, it now sits weird in the regular construction planes and I can't get the right ortho views for making a drawing. Is there a way to re orient the solid part file to have working ortho views?

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  • Nathan Gendotti
    Nathan Gendotti over 3 years ago

    Thanks, but shortly after I posted, I read that I can change the orientation views by selecting the side, going normal to and clicking update. even though it doesn't change the original origin, it does update the sides for viewing the model and for the layout when doing the drawings. I used method (2) of this http://blog.capinc.com/2012/02/solidworks-tech-tip-the-re-orient-xpress/

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