RTUCS (Express Tool)

Rotates the UCS dynamically with your pointing device.

The UCS is incremented by the angle specified with the Angle option, and is rotated about the highlighted axis.

The default active axis is the X axis. The active axis is shown by a broken line extending from the UCS icon origin. To rotate the UCS about the active axis, click and drag the screen pointer perpendicular to the axis. The first pane of the mode status line reports both the active axis and the current rotation, relative to the current orientation.

The UCS icon with the RTUCS axis lines and the status line showing the current axis information:

Note: When RTUCS is active, the six orthographic orientations are displayed whenever the UCS comes into alignment with any of them. For example, if you rotate the X axis 90 degrees from the World position using RTUCS, the status line displays: Current axis = X < 90 Front. You can also see this information with the Cycle option.


[TAB] Changes the active axis. (Cycles through X, Y, and Z).
Save Saves the current UCS to a name.
Restore Cycles through the saved UCSs displaying them in the drawing.
Delete Removes the specified UCS from the list of saved coordinate systems.
Cycle Cycles through the six standard orthographic UCS orientations (Top, Front, Right, Back, Left and Bottom)
Angle Sets the minimum rotation increment for the current axis.
Origin Changes the UCS origin.
View Establishes a new coordinate system with the XY plane perpendicular to your viewing direction (parallel to your screen). The UCS origin remains unchanged.
World Sets the current UCS to world coordinate system.
Undo Performs an Undo on UCS changes.