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Rotate View Per Mouse Movement!!!!
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* July 05, 2015, 06:34:06 AM
I get so angry at this damned application that I'm ready to throw my Mac out the window! It is SO FRUSTRATING to be trying to rotate the view and this stupid application sits there pivoting the view instead of rotating it! Or, I'm trying to pivot the view and only rotate will be occurring. It is MADDENING and should get fixed!!!

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* July 05, 2015, 10:32:56 AM
#1
Have you tried using the Navigator tool? You can also use the gripper tool for rotating.

Enjoy
Mitch
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 03:17:30 PM by mitchb »

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* July 05, 2015, 07:29:44 PM
#2
There is no "Navigator" in any of the menus, so I've got no idea what you're talking about. For $500 I expect a 3D CAD application to at least be able to rotate the damned model reliably.

Dynamic Rotate is just utterly crap. Click with the mouse and move left or right and nothing happens - the view insists on just pivoting instead of rotating.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 07:34:49 PM by chappa-ai »

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* July 05, 2015, 07:56:15 PM
#3
The Navigator is is enabled through the shortcut keys manager. Select "Short Cuts" under the "File" menu. Goto window in category then set a key for Navigator. Close the manager and try it.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* July 05, 2015, 07:59:52 PM
#4
Thank you! Navigator works the way I would expect Dynamic Rotate to. Now I can finally spend more time drawing/editing than futilely trying to set the view.

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* July 05, 2015, 08:08:54 PM
#5
Great, glad to hear that. Check out what the tool can do it's very handy.

Enjoy
Mitch

Forgot to mention that the step distance in the Navigator is set using the "Arrow Key Nudge Distance" in Preferences -> General tab.
Oops, senior moment. This setting controls the step size using the shift - arrow key rotate.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 12:48:59 PM by mitchb »

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* July 05, 2015, 08:18:38 PM
#6
Can this be configured to rotate relative to the screen center rather than the object center? When I'm zoomed in at one end of a long object and then try to rotate it, it disappears off the screen due to view rotation origin. I don't want a fixed point for the rotation because it's always changing based on where I'm editing.

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* July 05, 2015, 08:26:03 PM
#7
In the upper corner of the Navigator window there is an angle icon, click that and set the origin point.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* July 05, 2015, 08:27:33 PM
#8
Nope. That sets a static point. I asked for center of screen, wherever that point happens to be in the 3D space. Something like a Center Of Window checkbox.

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* July 05, 2015, 08:36:24 PM
#9
You can set the origin point by clicking in the center of your window or entering the coordinates as needed.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* July 05, 2015, 08:39:19 PM
#10
Sorry, not working.

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* July 05, 2015, 08:41:54 PM
#11
Did you dismiss the dialog box before trying, I didn't work for me either until I clicked OK

Enjoy
Mitch

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* July 05, 2015, 08:43:34 PM
#12
Clicking the window center while the dialog is up does update the point coordinates.

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* July 05, 2015, 08:48:17 PM
#13
Yes, I assumed that you knew that the dialog box would need to be active when selecting the desired point, then OK for the program to accept it.

Enjoy
Mitch

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* July 05, 2015, 08:50:50 PM
#14
Typo - Clicking the window center while the dialog is up does NOT update the point coordinates. (Totally different message when just one word is missed...)

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