Follow Up on “Feeling a Little Skewed?”


Back on November 24, 2010, I posted a blog about the View Cube being skewed.  Well I have found the solution thanks to Craig T. Bradley, P.E. and Jason Hickey (Autodesk).

Apparently there is a command called GEOGRAPHICLOCATION  that will fix this problem.

When you you notice the View Cube out of whack…


…type the command in, GEOGRAPHICLOCATION.

The Geographic Location dialog box appears with 3 options:


Select the last option, Remove the geographic location.

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Click Yes.  Now your View Cube is fixed.

Keep in mind that this does not affect anything in your drawing.  This is an AutoCAD related setting, and has nothing to do with the Civil 3D geographic information.  So don’t think that this will mess up your orientation or coordinates.  Nothing happens except for fixing the orientation of the View Cube itself.


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2 Responses to “Follow Up on “Feeling a Little Skewed?””

  1. John D. Says:

    While I am grateful for this solution I am curious as to what causes the problem. Thanks again for the solution!

    • Todd Rogers Says:

      Civil 3D is not backward compatible. Opening a drawing or template in a more current release converts all the objects to the release that it’s opened in. It has something to do with the conversion. No one is actually sure why this happens. Hopefully they will figure it out sooner or later.

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