Navigator Preview (3D)

To display the Navigator Preview Palette, click the shortcut button in the bottom scrollbar of any window; or use Window > Palettes > Navigator Preview.

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This palette allows you a quick way to modify your 3D Projections, whether perspective or parallel (axonometric).

See 3D Projections.

The options of the Navigator Preview depend on whether you are looking at a Perspective or Axonometric view.

For Perspective 3D views, edit the camera and target positions directly by clicking them in the Preview window and dragging them to a new location.

Note: Make sure that Show from Top is chosen from the pop-up menu in the Preview’s lower right corner.

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If you choose Show from Side view from the Preview options pop-up, you can easily re-set the camera height relative to the stories of the project: just click in the Navigator Preview and move the camera up or down.

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Or you can change the view cone, using the sliding switch or the small icons at its ends, in 5 degree increments.

For Axonometric (parallel) projections, the 3D Navigator Preview has two pop-up menus at the bottom right. From the left button, choose one of the 12 predefined projections to quickly switch to that view.

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(These are the same predefined axonometries available from 3D Projection Settings).

To customize the projection, use the right-side pop-up button, then move the small camera icon inside the Preview window to set up a custom view.

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For detailed information, see The 3D Navigator Preview Palette Controls and 3D Projections.

For information on saving this data, see Save Navigator Preview Data with Project files.

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