About Reorienting the View
ViewBowl is used to reorient the current view of a model.
About Reorienting the View
ViewBowl is used to reorient the current view of a model. You can reorient the view of a model with the ViewBowl tool by clicking pre-defined areas to set a preset view current, click and drag to freely change the view angle of the model, and define and restore the Home view.
Reorient the Current View
The ViewBowl tool provides twenty-six defined parts to click and change the current view of a model. The twenty-six defined parts are categorized into three groups: corner, edge, and face. Of the twenty-six defined parts, six of the parts represent standard orthogonal views of a model: top, bottom, front, back, left, and right. Orthogonal views are set by clicking one of the faces on the ViewBowl tool.Note: When the cursor is over one of the clickable areas of the ViewBowl tool, the cursor changes to an arrow with a small cube to indicate that it is over the ViewBowl tool. A tooltip is also displayed. The tooltip describes the action that you can perform based on the location of the cursor over the ViewBowl tool.
You use the other twenty defined parts to access angled views of a model. Clicking one of the corners on the ViewBowl tool reorients the current view of the model to a three-quarter view, based on a viewpoint defined by three sides of the model. Clicking one of the edges reorients the view of the model to a half view based on two sides of the model.
You can also click and drag the ViewBowl tool to reorient the view of a model to a custom view other than one of the twenty-six predefined parts. As you drag, the cursor changes to indicate that you are reorienting the current view of the model. If you drag the ViewBowl tool close to one of the preset orientations and it is set to snap to the closest view, the ViewBowl tool rotates to the closest preset orientation.
The outline of the ViewBowl tool helps you identify the form of orientation it is in: standard or fixed. When the ViewBowl tool is in standard orientation, not orientated to one of the twenty-six predefined parts, its outline is displayed as dashed. The ViewBowl tool is outlined in a solid continuous line when it is constrained to one of the predefined views.
Roll a Face View
When you view a model from one of the face views, two roll arrow buttons are displayed near the ViewBowl tool. Use the roll arrows to rotate the current view 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise around the center of the view.
Switch to an Adjacent Face
When the ViewBowl tool is active while viewing a model from one of the face views, four orthogonal triangles are displayed near the ViewBowl tool. You use these triangles to switch to one of the adjacent face views.
You can define the Front view of a model to define the direction of the face views on the ViewBowl tool. Along with the Front view, the up direction of a model is also used to define the direction of the face views on the ViewBowl tool.
Note: Front view is a global setting and will be the same for viewpoints.