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Create a general view
A general view is a single, auxiliary view that can be oriented independently of the current drawing or view owner front and up directions. It is particularly useful when you want to create a view of a part in a particular direction.
To create a general view,
1. Click Annotation and then, in the Setup group, click New Std View. The Add Views dialog box opens.
2. The current drawing Owner, Front Dir, and Up Dir are the default values. The default value for Scale is that of the current sheet. Enter new values as required.
3. If you have configurations in your 3D assembly with the same owner as that of your view,
You may select a configuration from the Configuration drop-down menu on which to base your new view.
If your configuration includes a drawlist, click Drawlist and choose No, Once, or Always to select whether to apply the drawlist to the view.
4. Click Direction under General View.
In the 3D viewport,
Specify the view using dynamic viewing.
Or, right-click to specify the view direction using Measure Direction.
Right-click and choose Apply this direction.
5. Select a Profile.
6. Move the view placeholders for the selected views and click to place them on the sheet. You can click Reposition Views in the Add Views pane to move the views to a different location.
7. Click to complete the operation.
The view can now be updated with the Update command. You can continue adding views and then update them in one operation.