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Rotate POV to Make Adding Features No Matter Which Part of Layout You're Working

Started by swheaton1127, July 06, 2024, 03:08:12 AM

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I find myself working on parts of my layout that are facing the wrong way and it is so hoard. I know how the prototype works and I am familiar with the orientation of the tracks but it is on the left, right, or top of the layout as it appears in AnyRail. I would like to be able to swing the point of view of the layout around so that I am editing in a familiar orientation.

Provide a feature that lets me spin the entire layout to a new orientation so I don't have to take a piece of trackage to another part of the layout or to another file just so I can work in a familiar POV!


Richard Ingraham

It might not be the fastest or most intuitive, but I think this would work.  Use Ctrl+A to select all.  Then use the rotate command to spin it all in 90 degree increments.  Then when you're done working, rotate it back.


Thanks for the thought. I'm pretty tired of using that hack -- especially because I have to change the drawing size. Then fit-to-window doesn't work. This is a pretty standard CAD feature.

Richard Ingraham

I'm a long time AutoCAD and other AutoDesk user myself.  I can understand the frustration when something works differently than what you are used to.  I just make the space bigger than the room I'm working in and that way I can pan what I'm working on into the middle of the screen.  Just me but I guess I don't have a problem working on track plans where it won't be looking at it from the same perspective that I would be when operating the layout.  To me that's what the 3D view is for.
I also have no problem with just using the mouse wheel to zoom in and out and scroll in any direction.  Yeah it's different than what I'm used to in other software.  But it's reasonably intuitive.