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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Inventor Graphics Window Tools

Inventor has two sets of tools for manipulating the graphics window:

  • The ViewCube is used to change the view orientation.
  • The navigation bar has tools such as Zoom and Pan.

EXPLORING THE VIEWCUBE

The ViewCube, shown in Figure 1.15, is a 3D tool that allows you to rotate the view. Here are some viewing options:

  • If you click a face, edge, or corner of the ViewCube, the view rotates so the selection is perpendicular to the screen.
  • If you click and drag an edge, the view rotates around the parallel axis.
  • If you click and drag a corner, you can rotate the model freely.
  • If you click a face to have an orthogonal view, additional controls will display when your mouse pointer is near the cube.
  • The four arrowheads pointed ...

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