|3. Click the area of the model that you want to examine.
4. Scroll forward to zoom in, scroll backward to zoom out.
To zoom using keystrokes:
1. Open the model.
|Centered zooms To keep the center point of the view in the middle of the view window, regardless of the position of the pointer, check Centered zooms on the Setup menu.
If Centered zooms is not checked, the pointer does not move.
3-button mouse Use the variable XS_ZOOM_STEP_RATIO to control the zoom ratio when using a 3-button
mouse. The default value is 0.25. Increase this value to zoom in or out more with each click.
Wheel mouse To set the zoom ratio when scrolling (not holding down) the
wheel, use the variable XS_ZOOM_STEP_RATIO_IN_MOUSEWHEEL_MODE.
|Creating a zoom window|
|Opening a zoom window gives you access to additional tools, the Magnifier
and Pan These appear on the toolbar within the zoom window.
|You can only create zoom windows from wire frame views.|
|To create a zoom window:
1. In the View Properties dialog box, click Wire frame in the View type list box.
2. Click Modify.
3. Click View > Zoom > Create Zoom Window.
4. Click a starting corner for the zoom window, then drag the pointer to size the window. Release the mouse button to create the window.
5. Move the zoom window to a convenient location on the screen.
6. Resize the zoom window by dragging the window boundaries.
|The Magnifier is useful when you need to keep a general view of the model open, and examine particular areas in detail, at the same time.
To use the Magnifier, you must have both a general view window containing the model and a zoom window open
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Snap switches affect model rotation. For example, with Free active, you can click anywhere to define the center of rotation. If Free is inactive, you need to pick an intersection point, or the end of a part.
|Disable view To disable or enable view rotation, click Window > Rotate > Disable view rotation, or use F8.
To fly through a model, you must have a rendered view open, with Projection set to Perspective. See View properties for more infromation on how to change view properties. Use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F to start flying though the model, or click View > Fly.
Pick the view to fly in.Tekla Structures displays an arrow symbol to indicate the flying direction.
1. To change the level you are flying on and to go straight up or down, hold down the Ctrl key and move the mouse forward to go up, and backwards to go down. Release the Ctrl key to continue flying on a level.
In Tekla Structures, you can create up to six clip planes in any rendered model view. Using clip planes enables you to focus in on the required detail in the model.
To create a clip plane:
1. Select a rendered model view.
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|2. Start the Create clip plane command:
• Right-click and select Create clip plane from the pop-up menu, or
• Click View > Create clip plane.
3. To select the position of the clip plane, click a plane.
4. To finish, right-click and select Interrupt.
5. The clip plane symbol appears in the model:
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|To move the clip plane, click the symbol, and drag it to a new location.|
|To delete a clip plane, click the clip plane symbol and press Delete.|