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Possible To Tilt The Cross Hairs?

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Is there a similar command to the UCS functions in autocad? For working on things that were tilted it was very convenient to tilt the cross hairs to match, then the angle snaps would be in reference to the new tilted angle.

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You can set the angle snaps to anything you want.  It is found in the plan default area.  Not sure about changing the cross hairs.

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No, you can't rotate the crosshairs.

But you can get the same functionality by using Additional Angles and then turning on Display Angle Snap grid.

This will add the Additional Angle to the 7.5 degree increments.

You can then also see the angle you are dragging in the status bar as a check.

 

The only drawback is that you have to have the 7.5deg increments as well as your additional angle, which gets a bit confusing as to what the angle is, but a quick check on the status bar will confirm the angle and it is easy to dynamically drag the line around to the correct angle.  

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I would like to extend this post. I have a garage set at a 45 degree angle from the house and the cross hairs. I need to select the garage, which is connected by a breezway, and move it. the roof and foundation 2 ft closer to the house. The edit area creates an edit box that is orthogonal to the display and cross hairs. I know that it (edit box) is editable, but is there an easier way to create a rotated edit box around my garage?

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Also, Is there any way to save an edit area? Polygon and back? or convert a polygon to an edit area?

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You can create any polyline area you like to use with edit area.  Just draw a normal polyline, select it, and then use the edit area tool.

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