3D Viewing Rotation and Shortcuts

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This page explains how to view the solid from different angles.

 

When you create the solid you'll get a view like this, the "front view":

 

Front-View-Of-3D-Printer-STL-Solid

 

If you drag the mouse over the 3D area of the dialog, bottom right, you can orient the solid anyway you want:

 

45-degree-View-Of-3D-Printer-STL-Solid

 

You can use the View menu...

 

View-Menu-and-View-Keys

 

...or the keyboard ("B" key) to look at the back of the object.

 

Here's a back view of the STL medal:

 

Back-View-Of-2-sided-STL-coin

 

Drag with the "other button" of your mouse to pan the view.

 

Summarising, the methods to change viewpoint:

 

1.Drag mouse over 3D area.
2.Use the View menu to choose a predefined view.
3.Use the keyboard to choose a predefined view (F B G T L R keys)

 

See also viewing as faces,lines,dots.