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Confusing XYZ axix labels, how do I get them right ?

I keep struggling with the axis. I guess there are a lot of things I have not yet understood or discovered, but well...
Suppose I make a box, 50 mm long (X), 30 mm deep (Y) and 10 mm high (Z).
Top and bottom view are alright, the 50 mm edge is along X, the 30 mm along Y.
But if I look at the left view, the 30 mm edge is along X and the 10 mm is shown along an Y axis. In my simple mind it should be respectively along Y & Z axis.
Same problem with front view, 50 mm along X (which is OK), 10 mm along Y (which is not).
Things get even worse if using isometric views.
Ask for a top view, then SW isometric, everything is OK, then ask for front view and back to SW isometric: the X and Y axis has been swapped! This is driving me mad.
asked 1 year ago in progeCAD by JacquesACDC / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (6 points)

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Dear progeCAD Customer,

the XYZ displayed axis refer to the active UCS orientation. In particular, after you activate a specific view in the progeCAD View > 3D Views menu, the UCS will orient accordingly.
Which means that the geometries that you will define, for example, after selecting the left view, will be oriented on this plane. You can test it drawing a simple rectangle.

When you activate an isometric view, in the same menu, the UCS is not modified, but your previous settings will be maintained.

To modify the UCS, not influencing the active View, access the Tools progeCAD menu, and select the Orthographic UCS option, displaying the specific dialog.

The progeCAD software is developed as an alternative to other available CAD softwares, AutoCAD in particular, providing the same feedbacks. To find further information, we suggest you to refer to a generic CAD manual, containing useful suggestions. Thank you.

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answered 1 year ago by progeCAD / Level: Engineering Manager (3,728 points)

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