how do i change the spin center to be somewhere on the model instead of out in space?
I don't htink so. It would be nice to lock a spin center permanently. And to select it as the default view center for drawings while we're at it
TomD.inPDX, I have "Model Center" set and it sticks session to session but it doesn't work on an assembly, only parts. Using my 3D mouse, the assembly still spins around a point in space somewhere, even though I have Spin Center turned off by default in my config.pro. Once I MMB click on the assembly and rotate a bit, my 3D mouse will use that center. Is there a way to get an assembly to spin around it's collective center by default like parts do?
I haven't found a way to keep it fixed, but when you turn off the spin center, your method is the only one.
When the spin center is shown, you can use the Orientation UI to set the spin center. Go to Preferences and select your spin center options.
I don't know if Creo 3.0 has any new capabilities in this regard.