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Technical discussions => Data Import => ALIAS => Topic started by: Geust_:) on June 20, 2012, 05:35:53 pm

Is there a way to import a 3D CAD so that the Z is perpendicular to the computer monitor and not Isometric?http://keyshot.com/forum/Smileys/default/huh.gif
TIA

I am not sure I fully understand what you mean.

In an Autocad drawing, you have the X,Y,Z coordinates. The "X" and "Y" being the 2D plane, and the "Z" coordinate gives the model its 3 dimensional properties. In other words, if I drew 2 lines on a flat piece of paper depicting a cross, one line would represent the X and one line would represent the Y. If for example I hold the pencil vertical on that piece of paper where the two lines intersect, the pencil would represent the Z coordinate, which gives the model that 3 Dimensional properties.
What I would like to have when I import a drawing to "Keyshot" is to have the Z coordinate perpendicular to my screen with the X&Y coordinate flat as if looking down on the sheet of paper.
Keyshot always asks which coordinate (X,Y,Z) is "UP" when importing and displays the model in a rotated configuration.
I have tried to achieve what I described above but to no avail.
I hope I explained that much more clearly. Thank you. http://keyshot.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley.gif

You can take one of the predefined view in the camera view and look straight down onto your object. Will this work for you?

Under the "View" pull down > "Camera" tab, there is a "view orientation" option button. Select "Top".
Thank you

you can switch to "Top", then also check the "orthographic" box to get a true plan view