# How do I change the coordinate system in Solidworks?

## How do I change the coordinate system in Solidworks?

To translate a coordinate system to a new location:

- Click Coordinate System (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Coordinate System .
- Define the coordinate system at a location on the part or assembly that provides the entities you need to control the angle and direction of each axis.

## How do you set up a coordinate system?

First, we draw two number lines perpendicular to one another, intersecting at the point 0 on both lines. Then, we simply label the horizontal number line as the x-axis and label the vertical number line as the y-axis. There we have it! Our coordinate plane has been created!

**How do I change the coordinate system in Solidworks 2016?**

Click Coordinate System (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Coordinate System . Use the Coordinate System PropertyManager to create the coordinate system. You can amend your selections: To change your selections, right-click in the graphics area and select Clear Selections.

### Why is solidworks y up?

By default, the “Y” direction has always been the up-direction views in SOLIDWORKS. Bringing SOLIDWORKS models into CAM software can involve extra time and work rotating the geometry. Usually the default up direction in these software packages is the “Z” direction.

### How do you change the coordinate system?

Change a Coordinate System in a Map Layer

- Open ArcToolbox.
- Open Data Management Tools → Projections and Transformations → Feature → Project.
- Choose the Projected Coordinate System folder or the Geographic Coodinate System folder, depending upon the Coordinate Systems of your other files and how you want to match them.

**How do I align origins in Solidworks?**

Click Tools > Sketch Tools > Align > Align Grid/Origin. In the Align Grid/Origin PropertyManager, under Selections: To change only the sketch origin: Select a vertex or point for Sketch Origin Location .

## How do I change orientation in Solidworks?

To display the Orientation dialog box, do one of the following:

- Click View Orientation (View toolbar).
- Click View > Modify > Orientation.
- Press the Space Bar.
- Right-click in a drawing sheet and select Zoom/Pan/Rotate > View Orientation.

## How to create a coordinate system in SolidWorks?

Define the coordinate system at a location on the part or assembly that provides the entities you need to control the angle and direction of each axis. Click in Origin, then select the point or vertex to which you want to translate the origin. Click . The origin moves to the location that you selected.

**How to create a coordinate system in reference geometry?**

Click Coordinate System (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Coordinate System . Define the coordinate system at a location on the part or assembly that provides the entities you need to control the angle and direction of each axis. Click in Origin, then select the point or vertex to which you want to translate the origin.

### How do I translate a coordinate system to a new location?

The new location must contain at least one point or vertex. To translate a coordinate system to a new location: Click Coordinate System (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Coordinate System .

### How to change the coordinate system in 3D printing?

Whether I need it for 3D printing origin location or for setting the part in an exact position in space. I choose the file format, select Options on the bottom of the window and in the options window Select Output Coordinate System to change from Default to your selected Coordinate system.