View toolbar and menu

The View toolbar is BELOW the graphic area.


View menu

Menu-View2

View toolbar

The View toolbar is BELOW the graphic-area.

Toolbar-GeneralUse-ViewOpen

Toolbar-View-StandardViews Standard Model Views: Front ; Back ; Left ; Right ; Top ; Bottom
 

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

Icon-View-NormalTo

View Model Normal to a Plane

Note: To see all Planes in the Model use Visibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism, and also Show Model in All Mechanism-Editors.

To make the view normal() to Plane:

1.Click View Normal to Plane
2.Click a Plane in the Model-Editor the active or a different Mechanism-Editor
3.Click OK-tiny-13-17 in the Command-Manager

Icon-View-AlignAxes

View Align: Use this tool in the:

Part-Editor : to make the X–axis of the Part that is open in the Part-Editor become Horizontal
Mechanism-Editor : make the X–axis of the Base-Part horizontal

Icon-View-Spin

Smooth Spin: Shift +Drag

INCREMENTAL SPIN: Do this before you use the short-cuts below:

Click the Selection-Window then again in the graphic-area, AND move your mouse-pointer to the graphic-area.

Use the arrow keys on your keyboard:

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 use the Spin tool to spin the model around the Point, and not the Origin.

Icon-View-Pan

PAN: Drag

Note: PAN is more responsive than CTRL+DRAG. when the model is heavy.

PAN LEFT & RIGHT : CTRL + roll middle mouse wheel,  Faster Scroll : CTRL+ALT+middle mouse wheel

PAN UP & DOWN : SHIFT + roll-middle mouse wheel, Faster Scroll : SHIFT+ALT+middle mouse wheel

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 Windows : Drag a window to make the new model view

 

Tutorials and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 14.2 + © Machine, Cam, Mechanism, and Motion Design Software by PSMotion Ltd