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View toolbar and menu

The View toolbar is below the graphic area.


View menu

View menu

View menu

View toolbar

The View toolbar is BELOW the graphic-area.

View toolbar

View toolbar

View toolbar icons

MD-Toolbar-View-StandardViews

Front ; Back ; Left ; Right ; Top ; Bottom

Front-View is the XY-Plane of the active Mechanism-Editor

F3 is a Short-cut key for the Front-View


TOP-TIP:  Clipped Models - if part of the model is very large, it may not display correctly. The model is clipped.

If the model is clipped:

1.Click Front-View

2.Click Zoom-Extents

MD-Icon-View-AlignAxes

View Align:

Part-Editor : Click View Align to view the Part with a horizontal X-axis.

Mechanism-Editor : Click View Align to view the Base-Part with a horizontal X-axis.

MD-Icon-View-NormalTo

View Normal to a Plane

To make the view normal() to a Plane:

1.Click View Normal to Plane

2.Click a Plane

3.Click OK-tiny-13-17 in the Command-Manager

MD-Icon-View-Spin

SPIN - Smooth

Spin button + Mouse-Button-Down + move your mouse-pointer, to Spin the model.

Shortcut:

SHIFT + Mouse-Button Down + move your mouse-pointer to Spin the model.

Spin Shortcuts with keyboard arrow-keys

10º Spin : LEFT / RIGHT & UP / DOWN keyboard arrow-keys.

30º Spin : CTRL + LEFT / RIGHT & UP / DOWN keyboard arrow-keys.

90º Spin : SHIFT + LEFT / RIGHT & UP / DOWN keyboard arrows-keys.

MD-Icon-View-Pan

PAN icon:  

Pan button + Mouse-Button-Down + move your mouse-pointer to Pan the model.

Shortcut:

CTRL + Mouse-Button Down + move your mouse-pointer to Pan the model.

Notes:

With practice, you can also use your middle-mouse-wheel to Zoom Out then Zoom-In.

If the model is a large, wait for the model to move when you move your mouse-pointer.

MD-Icon-View-ZoomExtents

Zoom Extents :

To display the complete model.

If the complete model does not show, do Front-View(F3), then Zoom-Extents.

MD-Icon-View-ZoomIn

Zoom In

SHORTCUT: Mouse-Scroll-Wheel: Zoom in/out at your mouse position.

MD-Icon-View-ZoomOut

Zoom Out

SHORTCUT: Mouse-Scroll-Wheel: Zoom in/out at your mouse position.

MD-Icon-View-ZoomWindow

Zoom Windows

With your mouse-pointer, drag a window for the new model view.