Graphic Area

 

The graphic area of the Advance Design Column module represents the design and display area wich is divided into three simultaneous viewports allowing the user to view the model from different angles and perspectives, in one or more windows at a time.

 

Each viewport displayed on the screen contains the View cube, the Coordinate system, and a set of tools for changing the display mode.

 

 

Viewports details

 

Viewports details

 

 

 

 

Double-clicking on the element model in a viewport brings up the element's geometry dialog while double-clicking in the viewport anywhere else outside the element toggles between the Show all viewports / Show this viewport only display modes.

 

 

 

Show this viewport only display mode

 

Show this viewport only display mode

 

 

 

 

 

The element’s geometry can also be modified in the viewports aby a double click-ing on dimension lines and modifying values.

 

 

Modifying values with a double click on dimension lines

Modifying Geometry with a double click on dimension lines

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinate system

 

The main function of the coordinate system in the Advance Design Column module is to display the model position in the global coordinate system. Its axes correspond to the global coordinate system axes. In the 3D viewport, the coordinate system changes its position at the same time as the view rotates. Each ax direction has a different color: red for X, green for Y, and blue for Z.

 

 

Coordinate system symbol

 

 

 

 

 

View cube

 

The View cube in the upper right corner of the model viewport is a 3D navigation system control tool, which indicates the current view direction. You can drag or click its face/corners or the compass polls to easily orient the scene to the desired view.

 

 

The View cube

 

 

The navigation system control tool can be used to switch between standard and isometric views of your model and provides visual feedback of the current viewpoint of the model as view changes occur. Orientation is highlighted when the cursor is placed over the View Cube tool.

 

You can drag or click the View Cube, switch to one of the available preset views, rotate the current view, or change to the Home view of the model.

 

 

The rotation of the current view

 

The rotation of the current view

 

 

 

The View Cube is displayed in one of two states: inactive and active. When inactive, it appears partially transparent by default so that it does not obscure the view of the model. When active, it is opaque and may obscure the view of the objects in the current view of the model. The compass is displayed below the View Cube and indicates which North direction is orientated from the model point of view.

 

 

Zooming in the Current View

 

To zoom in/out, use the mouse scroll wheel (scroll up to zoom in, scroll down to zoom out).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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