Zoom, pan, rotate and walk through the model

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Zoom, pan, rotate and walk through the model

You can use the mouse to manually zoom, pan, or rotate the model. Additionally, you can rotate the model by using the ViewCube, and walk through your model in 3D views.

Zoom in and out, or zoom extents

According to your needs, do one of the following:
To Do this
Zoom in or out
  • Scroll in or out with the middle mouse button.

Zoom to the center of the visible objects
  • Right-click anywhere within the view.

  • In the context menu, select Zoom Out.

Note:

You can also use the keyboard shorcut ZA to zoom extents.

Pan the view

Hold down the middle mouse button and drag the view according to your needs.

Rotate the view manually

You can use the ViewCube to adjust the view. However, if none of the standard ViewCube are appropriate, you can also rotate the model manually.

Hold down the right mouse button and drag the view according to your needs.

Adjust the view with the ViewCube

  1. Move the mouse pointer over the ViewCube.
  2. According to your needs, do one of the following:
    To Do this
    Display one of the eight isometric views
    • Click the required vertex on the ViewCube.

    Tip:

    If the required vertex is not visible, click one of the other vertices to spin the ViewCube until you can see the required vertex.

    Display one of the twelve edge views
    • Click the required edge on the ViewCube.

    Tip:

    If the required edge is not visible, spin the ViewCube by clicking the vertex that is adjacent to the required edge.

    Display one of the six face views
    • Click the required face on the ViewCube.

    Tip:

    If the required face is not visible, spin the ViewCube by clicking the vertex adjacent to the required face.

    Note:
    When a face view is displayed, the additional ViewCube controls appear:
    • If the required face is not visible in a face view, roll the ViewCube by clicking one of the triangular controls.

Walk through the model in a 3D view

On the Home tab, click Walk.
Note:
In the Walk mode:
  • To move forward, backward, left or right, use the arrow keys.

  • To move up and down, use the Q and Z keys.

  • To rotate the view, hold down the right mouse button and drag the view.

  • To exit Walk mode, press Esc.

Display a 2D view in 3D

In a 2D view, click the 2D/3D toggle button, located on the bottom right corner of the window.
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