Rotate about the SOLIDWORKS Scene Floor

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated November 28, 2012


The middle mouse button is your best friend when manipulating the SolidWorks viewport in order to orient the model. Just press and drag, what can be simpler?

SolidWorks 2013 adds more functionality to this little button, providing even more control to the user. That is why my SolidWorks 2013 pick of the day is the new “Rotate about the Scene Floor” setting.

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.