Navigation and controls

Scene

The scene is where all the elements are represented visually. The scene uses the standard engineering coordinate system: Z-up.

The axes are represented with lines of the following colors: X=red, Y=green, Z=blue.

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Navigating the 3D space is done by using the mouse like this:

  • Holding the left mouse button while moving the mouse rotates the camera around a point.
  • Holding the right mouse button while moving the mouse moves the camera in the horizontal plane parallel to the scene.
  • Scrolling the mouse wheel moves the camera closer to or farther away from the scene.

Control

If you click on any element it will be highlighted in the panel tree, with green color. The element variables and interfaces will be displayed on the right panel. If the Move or Rotate modes are selected in the toolbar, the axes will be displayed on the element in the scene.

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Depending on the selected control mode on the toolbar, move or rotate, different kinds of axes will be visualized to show that the element can be moved or rotated. Both movement and rotation of elements can be done using the axes directly or entering the values for each axis using the tool on the workspace bottom.

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