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3.1.7.6.  Docking window "3D view"

The characteristic chosen in the Table or List is immediately displayed in the 3D window.

For visual component testing there are a number of functions available to you:

3D preview with Magnifying glass 3D previewZoom section

3D preview with Magnifying glass

  • 3D toolbar

    To control the 3D preview use the buttons of the 3D preview toolbar.The most important functions are summarized here.

    3D preview toolbar

    3D preview toolbar

    If you move the cursor over the buttons, the display of a button changes from dimmed to full-color.

    Mouse cursor over Magnifying glass

    Mouse cursor over Magnifying glass

    Activated buttons (Shaded with edges exemplarily in the next figure) are displayed a little bit darker.

    Activated buttons

    Activated buttons

    More detailed information about the individual buttons can be found under ???.

  • Orientation cube

    Optionally, you can display an Orientation cube instead of the coordinate system. Use it, in order to simply rotate the 3D view. Click on an edge, corner or face, in order to bring it in the front. Clicking on a face repeatedly will rotate the part around face's vertical.

    Corner

    Corner

    Face

    Face

    Edge

    Edge

    Faces with arrows have dimensionings in addition (like the icons in the toolbar).

    In order for the orientation cube to be displayed, in PARTdataManager in the Extras menu under Settings... -> 3D settings -> tabbed page Elements -> Type of coordinate system (small), select the option Orientation cube, otherwise the Coordinate system will be displayed instead.

    Coordinate system at the bottom left

    Coordinate system at the bottom left

  • Mouse functions

    With the mouse functions left mouse button, right mouse button, both right and left mouse button pressed at the same time you can carry out the following operations:

    • Rotate

    • Pan

    • Zoom in/out

    • Transparency

      With the middle mouse button you can set the desired part to transparent.

      Part marked

      Part marked

      Transparency with middle mouse button

      Transparency with middle mouse button

      By holding down the Shift key you click through the transparent parts and can thus also select a part behind it and make it transparent as well.

  • 3D context menu

    By right-clicking into the 3D window you reach the context menu.

    There you have some commands of the 3D toolbar available in parallel, in addition some more commands:

    A detailed description of all context menu commands can be found under Kontextmenüs 3D / 2D / Technische Angaben.

    More detailed information about the individual buttons of the toolbar can be found under ???.

  • Coordinate system

    The coordinate system is displayed on the bottom left per default. You can change this under Extras -> Settings.... (on/off, position).

  • Red-cyan display

    With a pair red-cyan glasses you can see the assembly even more realistically in 3D.

    The default display is on the top right. You can change the display under Extras -> Settings.... (on/off, position).