View toolbar and menu

The View toolbar is BELOW of the graphic area.

The expand / collapse icon is a 'Pair of Binoculars'


View menu

Menu-View2

View toolbar

The View toolbar is BELOW the graphic-area.

Toolbar-GeneralUse-ViewOpen

Toolbar-View

All of the views are 'local' to the X– and Y–axes of the active Mechanism-Editor or Model-Editor.

Icon-View-Front

Standard Model Views:

View the model from the: Front ; Back ; Left ; Right ; Top ; Bottom

Icon-View-NormalTo

View Model Normal to a Plane

The Plane must be a child to the active editor.

To make the view normal[] to Plane:

1.Click View Normal to Plane icon
2.Click a Plane in the Model or Mechanism-Editor
3.Click OK in the Command-Manager

Icon-View-AlignAxes

View Align: Use this tool:

Part-Editor : make the X–axis of the Part horizontal
Mechanism-Editor : make the X–axis of the Base-Part horizontal

Note: When you start the Part-Editor to edit a Part, the Part stays in the same alignment relative to your monitor. This tool makes the X–axis of the Part horizontal. When the Part X–axis is horizontal, it often easier to sketch and add constraints to it.

Use this tool again after you return to the Mechanism-Editor to make the X–axis of the Base-Part horizontal.

Icon-View-Spin

Smooth Spin: Click+Drag  [SHORTCUT: SHIFT + DRAG]


INCREMENTAL SPIN: SHORTCUT AND RECOMMENDED

Mouse-Pointer MUST be in the graphic-area.

10º Spin-Increments: LEFT / RIGHT & UP / DOWN arrow keys
30º Spin-Increments: CTRL + LEFT / RIGHT & UP / DOWN arrow keys
90º Spin-Increments: SHIFT + LEFT / RIGHT & UP / DOWN arrows keys

SPIN ABOUT A POINT:

Pre-select a Point, then the Spin tool to spin the model around the Point, and not the Origin.

Icon-View-Pan

PAN: Click+Drag [ SHORTCUT: CTRL + DRAG ]

Icon-View-ZoomExtents

ZOOM EXTENTS : To make the display size show the complete model.

Icon-View-ZoomIn

ZOOM IN : [SHORTCUT: Scroll Wheel on your mouse - forward]

Icon-View-ZoomOut

ZOOM OUT : [SHORTCUT: Scroll Wheel on your mouse - reverse]

Icon-View-ZoomWindow

ZOOM WINDOW : Drag a window to make the new model view

 

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd