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You can use the mouse to navigate around the model to view items of interest. Each mode allows the mouse to move the view in a different direction.

Hold down the Control key (CTRL+) and select multiple objects in the Main view. You can also hold down the Control key and drag your mouse to move forward, back, left, or right for navigation.

Forward/Back, Left/Right - Moves the view cone forward or backward toward the object that you are looking at in the model when moving the mouse up or back. Moving the mouse left or right causes the view cone to rotate about the eye point left or right. For more information, see Move View Cone Forward/Back, Left/Right.

Pan - Increases and decreases the view cone elevation when you move the mouse up or back. Moving the mouse left or right causes the view cone to move in a line parallel to the far clipping plane. Think of the left or right motion as taking a step side-ways. For more information, see Pan.

Rotate - Tilts the view cone up and down when you move the mouse up or back. Moving the mouse left or right causes the view cone to rotate left and right. This mode is similar to standing in one place and tilting your head up and down and looking left and right. The view cone eye point does not move using this mode. For more information, see Rotate.

View Cube - Displays a three-dimensional cube that reduces and surrounds the model, and then allows you to change the model position. You can drag the View Cube to change the model position, or you can click the View Cube hot spots, which are on the face labels, corners, and midpoints. For more information, see Use the View Cube for Eye Point Navigation.

When using mouse drag motion, you can release the left mouse button while the cursor is outside the Main, Plan or Elevation views. Mouse motion then continues to operate without the need for you to hold down the mouse button. This mode stays in effect until you select a point in the Main view.

Remember the following tips and techniques when you are moving with the mouse:

  • Watch the eye point and view cone in the Plan and Elevation views as you move. As the Plan and Elevation views change, you can see the effect of mouse drag and modifier key combinations.

  • The speed of movement is relative to how far you move the mouse. If you move the mouse a short distance, speed is slow. If you move the mouse a long distance, speed is faster.

  • The speed of movement depends on the settings in the Motion > Settings > Rates tab. Changing these and other settings on this dialog box affects not only speed but display quality as well.

  • The origin point from which you begin movement is the position where you first click in the Main, Plan, or Elevation view. A crosshair displays to indicate this point. A null region surrounds the crosshair. If you drag a very small distance and remain within the null region, no movement occurs.

  • When you drag the mouse, the pointer changes to a special cursor that indicates the direction of movement.

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