CADFanatic’s Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Change Model Views With the Triad
Ah, the pretty RGB colors! I usually use the triad in the bottom left corner of the SolidWorks model view as a reference to keep myself oriented in my model. But did you know that in SolidWorks 2009 you can use it to change your view of the model? Clicking each triad arrow will give you a view normal to the respective arrow, and another click on the same arrow flips the view normally.
I.e., click on the Z arrow, and you are instantly transported to the Front (X-Y) view. Clicking it again will flip your model 180° to the Back view.
It’s an easy and quick way to manipulate the model to the standard views (and it may make more sense to some than the Front, Back, etc. descriptions on the Standard Views toolbar; I know of several folks who have trouble making the connection between the icons/descriptions and the model orientation.) So try it out. YMMV, but maybe it will help you become a little more productive.
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