OK, you were able to create the coordinate system, but you still need to make it active. this takes two things: First, make sure your coordinate system is set to "View" not "world" - it's one of the buttons the Main 2 toolbar. Then, you also need to activate the coordinate system by clicking the CView button, and either typing the number of your new CView (9) and enter, or just double clicking on it in the dialog that opens.
All subsequent ops you do will be from this CView until you change it again. --ch