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XSim User manual

3D view operations

Updated: June 22, 2019

When shape data is loaded, the shape is displayed in the 3D view screen of XSim. In 3D view, you can control the 3D display as follows.

3D view on XSim
3D view on XSim

Mouse operations

You can rotate, zoom and pan the 3D drawings on 3D view. 3D view operations with mouse is following.

3D view operations
RotationZoomPan
Mouse left button + Drag Mouse wheel roation Mouse middle button + Drag
Mouse left button + Drag Mouse wheel roation Mouse middle button + Drag

Keyboard operations

The viewpoint on 3D view can be set to an axis direction with keyboard key. At first, click 3D view to focus it, then push one of following keys to set viewpoint.

Key operations
Keysetting
XSets view direction to X-axis direction
YSets view direction to Y-axis direction
ZSets view direction to Z-axis direction
A Sets view direction to nearest axis direction of current view direction
Sets viewpoint to Y-axis
Sets viewpoint to Y-axis

Switching display mode

You can switch the display mode by clicking the icon at the bottom of the 3D view. Each feature is as follows.

  • Switch draw mode

    Switches the 3D display in the order of "Opaque → Transparent → Wireframe".

    Opaque mode
    Opaque mode
    Transparent display
    Transparent mode
    Wireframe mode
    Wireframe mode
  • Fit all

    Moves the viewpoint so that the 3D shape is displayed at the center of the 3D view.

  • Show/hide bounding box

    Shows/hides the bounding box of 3D shape with each direction length.

    Shows bounding box
    Shows bounding box
  • Switch projection mode

    Switches perspective projection and orthographic projection on 3D view.

    perspective projection mode
    perspective projection mode
    orthographic projection mode
    orthographic projection mode
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