This is the last video of the three part miniseries on Viewport Orientation tools in SolidWorks 2013. I have to confess that the techniques I am presenting today are not new, but I had to include them since they are extremely powerful, allowing for fast and precise orientation of the viewport. It is very possible that you have been aware of all the possible ways for accessing a tool like Normal To, but my suggestion is to watch this video all the way to the end, because you might have a surprise or two. Note: I did not touched on Viewport Manipulation using the Triad. Update: Make sure you also read the article “How do I manipulate my model view; let me count the ways” written by…
This is the second article of the 2013 Viewport Orientation miniseries, concentrating on the new previews and global (system) views in the orientation dialog box. I see the global views as the perfect tools for achieving consistency across all models and drawings from a given project. They will free the user from the need to pre-save custom views at the template level. Watch this video and let us know how you would plan using this new functionality in your daily workflows.
There are so many modifications done to the interface for the viewport orientation in SolidWorks 2013, that I decided to present them in three different articles. The video you will watch today concentrates on the new View Selector tool. While I believe that SolidWorks can still improve the functionality of this tool in the future, by making the selector cube constrained to the model, I am sure that all SolidWorks users, especially the new ones, will benefit from using it the way it is. Note: Included in this video are instructions on how to turn on and off the View Selector in case you need that. So now that you have learnt about the new View Selector, will you use it?