SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation

Article by Justin Flett updated March 30, 2016

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The SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation tools work slightly differently to the view tools and techniques you are likely more familiar with in SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation

Navigation of PCB in 3D View

With SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation you may receive the error “Action not available in 3D view”.  This generally means you are just using the incorrect commands to navigate in the 3D view.

SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation Hot Keys

The following table provides the hot key combinations for 3D navigation in SOLIDWORKS PCB without the use of a 3D mouse:

View FunctionHot Key Combo
Zoom In/OutCtrl + Right Mouse Click (Wheel)
Pan Left/RightShift + Wheel
Pan Up/DownWheel
Free RotateShift + Right Mouse Button
Right Model0 (zero)
Rotate 90deg9
Flip BoardV + B
Fit DocumentV + D
Fit BoardV + F

For more information

Read our recent SOLIDWORKS PCB blog post for a demo video, images, and detailed explanation to help potential users understand the product. Or call 1-877-219-6757.

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