Alvin has beautifully described what views I would like. How are other TurboCAD users viewing the bottom portions of their projects with enough prospective for editing? I am using "orbit" "examine". This is not near as easy as clicking an isometric view for the top of a project.
∎ I use the Walktrough Tools, particularly the Examine Tool*, to get sort of "Bottom"-Isometric/Dimetric views that enable me to work on my model as I want, then go to (Named) Views and create a new Named View. Then, when I want to get back to that View-- or start
manipulating a new/current view from that View-- I just click on the appropriate "Activate" cell in the (Named) View Palette.
∎ I keep my (Named) View Palette Open as a Separate Palette
most times, for quicker/easier getting to. I often work with one small monitor, so I often will have that Palette floating
, and rolled-up
kind of small. I also have the Command "Named View" (which "opens" the (Named) View Palette) as one of my PopUp Toolbars, enabling getting to it quickly via right-click/Local-Menu.
"(Named) View" can also be accessed directly via Design Director or Menu-Bar/View.
∎ If-- after manipulating the Camera, starting from a pre-Named View-- I get a View that I like better for working with the model and/or for an eventual Paperspace Viewport, I can click on "Update" in the (Named) View Palette.
∎ A habit I have gotten into-- when wanting something like an "overall" "Bottom" Isometric/Dimetric View-- is to first set "Drawing Center" in Camera Properties/Camera/Target-Point. With certain drawings, this helps to not "lose" sight of the model Objects while establishing a View.
*Note: There are better "Dynamic View Controls" that can be assigned to the mouse-wheel use. However, this is known not to work with Microsoft Wireless mice, which is what I have. Although, I have had some success in enabling these Dynamic movements by holding down the CTRL and/or SHIFT key(s), and holding down the right-click mouse button and moving my mouse.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 12:47:57 PM by Alvin Gregorio »
Intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 (ver6.5). No formal CAD Training.
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