3D Viewing Rotation and Shortcuts

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This page explains how to view the solid from different angles.


When you create the solid you'll get a view like this, the "front view":




If you drag the mouse over the 3D area of the dialog, bottom right, you can orient the solid anyway you want:




You can use the View menu...




...or the keyboard ("B" key) to look at the back of the object.


Here's a back view of the STL medal:




Drag with the "other button" of your mouse to pan the view.


Summarising, the methods to change viewpoint:


1.Drag mouse over 3D area.
2.Use the View menu to choose a predefined view.
3.Use the keyboard to choose a predefined view (F B G T L R keys)


See also viewing as faces,lines,dots.