Customizing the Views Area

You can customize the Views area in the following ways:


Changing the view in a particular pane

By default, the Views area starts out with four panes that contain Top, Front, Right, and Perspective views of the current object. To change the view in a particular pane:

  1. Right-click the title button at the top left of the pane.
  2. Choose the view you want from the Views submenu.

Changing the number of views on your screen

To increase or decrease the number of views on your screen, choose a new number from the Number of Image Views drop-down list in the Control area. The maximum possible number of views is seven, and the minimum is one.

Maximizing a view

To enlarge a single view so that it fills the entire Views area:

  1. Right-click in the view you want to enlarge.
  2. Choose Maximize from the menu that appears.

If you right-click in the view again, you'll see a check next to the Maximize command. To return the view to its original size, right-click and choose Maximize again to uncheck the command.

Showing and hiding view titles

To hide the titles that appear in the upper left corner of each view:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the view.
  2. Choose Show Title from the menu that appears.

This will uncheck the Show Title command and hide the title. To show the title again, right-click and choose Show Title again.

Showing and hiding orientation hints

You can hide the orientation hints that appear along the sides of each view—for example, in the Top view, the hints are Left, Back, Right, and Front. To do this:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the view.
  2. Choose Show Hints from the menu that appears.

This will uncheck the Show Hints command and hide the hints. To show the hints again, right-click and choose Show Hints again.

Showing and hiding grid lines

By default, the side views—Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Right, and Left—have grid lines in the background of the view to indicate where a point is in relation to various dimensions. To hide the grid lines:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the view.
  2. Choose Show Grid from the menu that appears.

This will uncheck the Show Grid command and hide the grid lines. To show the grid lines again, right-click and choose Show Grid again.

Showing and hiding dimension lines

You can display dimension lines to indicate the location of objects within a project or assembly. When dimension lines are turned on, red arrows appear when you click on a board. To turn dimension lines on:

  1. Right-click anywhere in the view.
  2. Choose Show Dim Lines from the menu that appears.

This will check the Show Dim Lines command and display the dimension lines. To hide the dimension lines, right-click and choose Show Dim Lines again.

Related topics

The Views Area

The SketchList 3D Main Window