Whether you are brand new to Inventor or a seasoned veteran, your most common task is likely navigating parts, assemblies, and drawings. The following are the picks, clicks, keys, and techniques to maneuver through Inventor’s different environments.
The four built-in functions to the mouse are:
1. Zoom In/Out
i. Rolling your middle mouse button forward or backward will zoom-in or zoom-out. By default, you pull the model toward you and push the model away. To reverse this behavior (and have the zoom behave like Google Maps) go to Tools > Application Options > Display and check “Reverse Direction” under “Zoom Behavior”. Note: Zooming by scrolling zooms toward and away from your cursor is pointed.
2. Zoom All
a. Double Clicking the middle mouse button will zoom to fit everything in view.
a. Clicking down the middle mouse button will pan the model.
4. Rotate (Orbit)
a. Holding the shift key and middle mouse button will rotate the view.
The view Cube is another method of navigating 3D space in Inventor. It is, by default, in the top right-hand corner of the graphics window.
There are quite a few ways to interact with the ViewCube: […]