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View small part larger

david_mach581david_mach581 Member Posts: 13
I am working with a part 4.013mm X 4.700mm that I would like it to be larger on the screen. How can I set it to be larger on the screen, but retain my specified dimensions?

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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,023
    In 3D or 2D drawing?  In 3D, just zoom with mouse wheel. In 2D, right click the view and select view properties - you can change the scale there.
  • david_mach581david_mach581 Member Posts: 13
    edited February 27
    I have used the mouse wheel, when sketching the same part, sometimes I can view it larger as I am drawing it. Thanks.
     
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,560
    @david_mach581

    It looks to me that those Part Studios have different units set.  You can check the units here:


    You can change the size of each of the default planes by clicking on one of them, and then dragging their corners:

    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • david_mach581david_mach581 Member Posts: 13
    I understand both drawings are using different measurements, trying both measurement systems out. I have used the scroll wheel to enlarge the part, but
    every time I change the view, I have to enlarge it over again. Since most of my parts are small, is there a way once I set the part size,  I can view it say 
    6-8 X and lock it so that it remains large?
  • david_mach581david_mach581 Member Posts: 13
    I have used the mouse wheel, when sketching the same part, sometimes I can view it larger as I am drawing it. Thanks.
     
  • david_mach581david_mach581 Member Posts: 13
    I understand both drawings are using different measurements, trying both measurement systems out. I have used the scroll wheel to enlarge the part, but
    every time I change the view, I have to enlarge it over again. Since most of my parts are small, is there a way once I set the part size,  I view it say 
    6-8 X and lock it so that when I change views it remains at 6-8 X?
  • david_mach581david_mach581 Member Posts: 13
    Thanks, I will try that.
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 466 PRO
    @david_mach581

    also - I like to hide planes ( 'p' key) and origin (eyeball).  Then zoom all will work to show only visible geometry.
  • alnis_smidchensalnis_smidchens Member Posts: 42 EDU
    You can also use the 'w' key to quickly drag a rectangle where you want the viewport to look. The 'f' key zooms out to see everything. By using those, you can quickly navigate a large model.
  • david_mach581david_mach581 Member Posts: 13
    Thanks, I will try that.
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