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Manual General

In the 3D display context menu you can find important commands.

[Note] Note

The displayed context menu commands are dependant on the selected part.

Exemplary display

Exemplary display

  • Disconnect connection of part. More information under Section 5.3.7, “ Disconnect connection of part”.

  • Move part to nut. More information under Section 5.3.3, “Move part in flute ”.

  • Choose connector. More information under Section 5.3.4, “ Choose connector”.

  • Rotate part at connection point. More information under Section 5.4.2, “ Rotate part around connection point ”.


  • Connect and lengthen profile. More information under Section 5.4.3, “ Combine and expand profile ”.

  • Move/rotate part. More information under Section 5.4.4, “ Move / rotate part”.

  • Matrix copy. More information under Section 5.4.5, “ Matrix copy ”.

  • Fix part to position. More information under Section 5.4.6, “ Fix part to position ”.

  • Exchange part. More information under Section 5.4.8, “ Replace part”.

  • Active measurement. More information under Section 5.4.10, “ Active measurement ”.

  • Automatic assembly of rail for transport distance. More information underSection 5.5.4, “Automatic assembly of a guard rail for a transport roadway ”.

  • Part overview. More information under Section 5.3.5, “ Part overview ”.

  • Comment about part. More information under Section 5.4.12, “ Comment on part ”.

  • Create worksheets. More information under Section 5.5.1, “ Create worksheets”.


  • Select all

    If more than one assembly is available, all assemblies will be selected.

  • Choose assembly

    If more than one assembly is available, only one assembly will be marked.

    2 assemblies

    2 assemblies

  • Connect unconnected parts

    This command is available is the entire assembly is selected.


  • Copy, cut and paste

    [Note] Note

    Please note that a part that was cut and pasted may become visible only once the part is moved..


  • Print 3D view

  • Expand menu

    If you click on Expand menu, the following commands are available to you:

    • Zoom all corresponds to...

      For example: Set back "Zoom in section"; entire view is back to normal

    • Rotate corresponds to...

      Move part freely when holding down mouse button (possibly around set rotation center)

    • Pan corresponds to...

      Move part by holding down mouse button

    • Zoom corresponds to...

      Hold down mouse button and move up (-> zoom in) or down ( -> zoom out)

    • Zoom window corresponds to...

      Hold down mouse button in order to select the desired section

    • Set rotation center

      The command is only active if the cursor is on the part. The rotation center is moved to the current position of the cursor during activation. When turning and starting the Animation turning only occurs around the rotation center.

    • Animation

      Automatic turning (Cancel by clicking on command again)

      Turns around rotation center.

    • Views

      The following image shows the sub-menu of Views.

      6 axis related perspectives as well as one Iso-, Di- and Trimetric view can be selected.

      • Front view (Z)

      • Rear view (-Z)

      • Right view (X)

      • Left view (-X)

      • Top view (Y)

      • Bottom view (-Y)

      • Isometric view

      • Dimetric view

      • Trimetric view

      • Normal to face

      Normal to face

      ... turns a part with the marked face frontal (perpendicular) to the viewer.

      1. Click on desired faces.

      2. Select command "Normal to face".

      --> Part turns to the front with the selected face.

      Enter rotation angle...

      opens the window Set rotation. Enter a numerical value and click on the appropriate "axis button". ---> The rotation is automatically carried out in 3D.

    • Define section cut...

      Select axis and distance of the cutting plane to the axis. Depending on prefixes a movement in positive or negative direction occurs. This entry is transferred to the 2D derivation


  • Transparency

    Aside from the assembly, you have the command Assembly -> Transparency available.

    Here you can regulate the transparency of a body.

    • fully visible

    • 25%

    • 50%

    • 75%

    • invisible

    • Set transparency: With the slide rule you can continuously set the transparency.