Sometimes DWF files are oriented properly for portrait printing. This can cause them to be sideways when viewed in the Autodesk DWF Viewer or Autodesk Design Review. For this reason, we know you want the ability to rotate a DWF file. This is on the list of features to be considered in a future release. Until then, Senior Technical Writer, Chris Blocher, notes that Autodesk Design Review has a limited version of what you want:
Autodesk Design Review enables you to rotate a TIFF, a selected sheet in a multi-sheet TIFF, or any other raster images in 90-degree increments counterclockwise (CCW) or clockwise (CW). This feature rotates both the image and the underlying DWF paper, the size of which is based upon the image size.
Important: Both the Rotate menu and the Rotate Image button will be disabled once the TIFF or raster image has been marked up. To rotate a TIFF or raster image:
- Choose File Open.
- In the Files of type: drop-down list, select the image file type.
- In the Look in: drop-down list, select the image location.
- Select the image and click Open.
- Choose a rotation increment:
- Choose Edit Rotate 180°, 90° CCW, or 90° CW.
- Or, display the Rotate button drop-down list and choose the Rotate 180°, Rotate 90° CCW, or Rotate 90° CW buttons.
- Tip You can also use the Rotate Image keyboard shortcuts: Rotate Image 180° (Ctrl+1), Rotate Image 90° CCW (Ctrl+2), and Rotate Image 90° CW (Ctrl+3).
So rather than holding your breath until you turn blue,
you can rotate TIFF images while we all wait for the full ability to rotate. By the way, that's Jim Flanigan. He's the Project Manager for Autodesk Design Review. He routinely has the software code writing blues, since we always have more feature ideas than we have time or resources to implement. Given time, we'll get to them.