View Navigation and Viewing Parts

View navigation

Onshape provides the following default mouse settings:

Windows

Mouse

3D Rotate: Right-mouse-button-click+drag
Zoom in and out: Scroll up and scroll down, respectively
2D pan: CTRL-right-mouse-button+drag (middle button click+drag)

Press the Alt key to animate to nearest 'floor down' view (the nearest view without any roll)

Holding Alt+Right Mouse results in horizontal mouse movement around the model, and vertical mouse movement pitches over the model

Touchpad

3D Rotate: Right-mouse-button-click+drag
Zoom in and out: Pinch out and pinch in, respectively
2D pan: CTRL-right-mouse-button+drag

Apple Mac

Mouse

3D Rotate: Right-mouse-button-click+drag
Zoom in and out: Scroll down and scroll up, respectively
2D pan: CTRL-right-mouse-button+drag (middle button click+drag)

To learn how to customize your mouse settings, see Managing Your Onshape Account.

Rotate the view in 45 degree increments: Click arrows around the View Cube.

Return to the Trimetric view: Click one of the small bubbles at the corners of the View Cube.

View a particular plane view of the cube: Click one of the sides of the View Cube (Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Right, Left)

Example of viewing planes on the cube

View tools

View tools menu

The small cube, View Tools, offers these viewing options:

Shaded

Example of the shaded viewing option

Shaded without edges

Example of the shaded without edges viewing option
Shaded with hidden edges Example of the shaded with hidden edges viewing option
Hidden edges removed Example of the hidden edges removed viewing option
Hidden edges visible Example of the hidden edges visible viewing option
Translucent Example of the translucent viewing option
Curvature visualization Example of the curvature visualization viewing option 
Interference detection

 


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Last Updated: January 07, 2020