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A plan view is a view aimed toward the origin (0,0,0) from a point on the positive Z axis in UCS or WCS. This results in a view of the XY plane.

CAD drafting Plan 0    Ribbon: View – Coordinates > CAD software Plan 1 Current UCS

CAD drawing Plan 2    Ribbon: View – Coordinates > CAD drafting Plan 3 WCS

CAD software Plan 4    Ribbon: View – Coordinates > CAD drawing Plan 5 Named UCS

CAD drafting Plan 6    Menu: View – Views – PlanView > CAD software Plan 7 Current UCS

CAD drawing Plan 8    Menu: View – Views – PlanView > CAD drafting Plan 9 WCS

CAD software Plan 10    Menu: View – Views – PlanView > CAD drawing Plan 11 Named UCS

CAD drafting Plan 12 Command Line: PLAN

You can select current UCS, named UCS or WCS


Current UCS

Changes the view to XY plane in current UCS. Used by default


Changes the view to XY plane in saved UCS. You will be asked for the name of the saved UCS.


Changes the view to XY plane in the WCS.

The Plan command changes view, but doesn’t change current UCS. All coordinates entered or displayed after running the command are counted relative to the current UCS.


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