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Motion > Positioning Modes > Horizontal Encircle

Restricts the movement of the view cone eye point to a blue circular track that displays in the Plan and Elevation views. The track is placed in a green sphere that also displays in the two views. In the Horizontal Encircle mode, the blue track is always parallel to the Plan view and perpendicular to the Elevation 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 elevation of the track in the Elevation view changes the direction of the view cone. You can use the Encircle Radius toolbar to change the radius of the green sphere.

The Rotate mouse drag mode is useful when you are using this positioning mode because you can control both the rotation of the eye point around the track and elevation of the track.

  1. Click Motion > Positioning Modes > Horizontal Encircle.

    You can also click Horizontal Encircle on the View Menu.

  2. Set or adjust the center point.

    Set Center Point

    Place Center Point Only

  3. Adjust the eye point (the blue track in the Plan and Elevation views).

    Set Eye Point

    Place Eye Point Only

  4. Select a motion type from the Motion > Move menu.

  • 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

Position Control Toolbar
Using the View Cone