Two quick tips related to working with project links and orientation [and often shared positioning as well].
View Cube Compass
The compass ring around the View Cube represents True North. By default Project North and True North are both pointing up, so you have a View Cube that looks like this:
Rotate True North 45 degrees East and it will look like this:
This angle should be visible in the Manage > Location > Site Dialog:
Should Project North also be rotated the View Cube will reflect this as well. In the example below True North was rotated 45 degrees East. Project North was also rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Notice the cube “Top” orientation is rotated 90 degrees now:
When importing / linking a CAD file you have the option for Orient to View. Orient to View places the import at the same orientation as the current view. So for example, let’s use the original example of True North being rotated 45 degrees East. If Orient to View is checked and the file is placed by origin or center to center in a True North Orientation view, the CAD link will be placed as follows:
Orient to View checked
Orient to View un-checked
Notice when un-checked, the link will not be adjusted based on the current view orientation. Look at the building relationship to the elevation markers.