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CAD drafting 3D Orbit 0    Ribbon: View – Navigate > CAD software 3D Orbit 1 Orbit

CAD drawing 3D Orbit 2    Ribbon: Point clouds Navigate > CAD drafting 3D Orbit 3 3D Orbit

CAD software 3D Orbit 4    Menu: View – Orbit > CAD drawing 3D Orbit 5 3D Orbit

CAD drafting 3D Orbit 6    Toolbar: View – CAD software 3D Orbit 7

CAD drawing 3D Orbit 8 Command Line: 3DORBIT

CAD drafting 3D Orbit 9 CAD software 3D Orbit 10 hold down the mouse wheel + SHIFT

Rotate view in 3D when camera moves on horizontal and vertical orbits.

Cursor will be changed to: CAD drawing 3D Orbit 11.

CAD drafting 3D Orbit 12

The target of the view stays stationary while the camera location, or point of view, moves by mouse movements.

If you are moving cursor horizontally – camera is moving in XY plane of the WCS. If you are moving cursor vertically – camera is moving along Z-axis.

The example below shows the rotation of the view relative to a point located on a translucent object “window glass”.

CAD software 3D Orbit 13   CAD drawing 3D Orbit 14

You can set orbit options in Mouse settings – 3D Orbit settings – Orbit center in Options dialog box.

CAD drafting 3D Orbit 15

Set one of two center point location:


Visible objects

Center of the objects you’re viewing is the center of orbit. Thus if you see the part of circle, center of this circle is orbit center.

Visible parts of objects

Center of the objects parts you’re viewing is the center of orbit. Thus if you see the part of circle, center of this part is orbit center.

The Orbit command can be activated at any time in out-of-command mode by pressing the mouse wheel or by pressing SHIFT + wheel, depending on the settings:

CAD software 3D Orbit 16

To disable the possibility to call the Orbit using the mouse wheel (with and without SHIFT), uncheck Rotate the model with the mouse wheel box. This can be useful when working in a 2D projection, for example, with a geodetic plan.

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