Align View to Surface provides a point picking mode so you can pick domain grid points or points on database surfaces where a normal to that domain or surface will be calculated, and the view orientation will be aligned with that normal.

View, Align to Surface
Use the Align View to Surface command to orient your view normal to a selected suface or domain point.

Alternatively the panel provides a Normal text field where the view vector can be entered directly. The only ending operation for this command is to Close the panel.

View, Reset
Align View to Surface allows you to pick any visible database point or domain points as the location where the normal view orientation will be calculated