Surface Encircle Command - Intergraph Smart Review - Help

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Intergraph Smart Review
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Help
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2019 (10.0)
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2020 (15.0)

Motion > Positioning Modes > Surface Encircle

Locks the view cone eye point to a blue circular track that displays in the Plan and Elevation views. The blue track is placed on the surface of the green sphere that also displays in the two views. In the Surface Encircle mode, you can reposition the track in either view. The eye point always remains in the center of the track as seen in the Plan view.

The eye point always looks toward the center point, the green cross, of the sphere. You can define the current center point location using the Position Control toolbar, the View > Settings > View Cone tab, or the View > Place > Center Point Only command. Changing the location of the track changes the direction of the view cone. You can use the Encircle Radius toolbar to change the radius of the green sphere.

  • You can rotate around either the center point or the eye point one step at a time in a constant direction using the keypad to steer.

  • Click Motion > Move > Single Step. You can use the Motion Settings dialog box to specify the step size.

  • You can also press period (.) on the keypad to move a single step as specified by the Move option on the Rates tab of the Motion Settings dialog box.

  • You can use the Bearing and Elevation controls on the Position Control > View tab to rotate around either the center point or the eye point. Rotating around the center point is the default. To rotate around the eye point, press Ctrl while using these controls.

  • You can maintain your current encircle clipping plane settings when you switch from any of the encircle positioning modes back to the lateral positioning mode by turning on the Motion > Positioning Modes > Maintain Encircle Clipping command.

  • You can maintain your current lateral clipping plane settings when you switch from the lateral positioning mode to any of the encircle positioning modes by turning off the Motion > Positioning Modes > Clip to Encircle Sphere command.

  • You also can use the Home key to cycle through the encircle modes without losing your clipping plane settings. The End key cycles through the directional modes.

See Also

Set Surface Encircle
Control Movement with Directional Modes
Position Control Toolbar