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briancad Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
How does one adjust the perspective mode in the view cube - and how to reduce the size of facets displayed on circular items.
I have submitted a ticket requesting the latter (faceting control) and I know Mark Biasotti had previously made the same request - no doubt you could ask here to be added to the ticket.
I like the feature that you can go through things when perspective is on, I was just flying inside my new warehouse aisles looking at pallet racks.
Especially with 3d mouse, moving inside building is fun (like a game).
1) Turn perspective view on
2) With the help of view cube you can move view according to your requirement and get respective perspective view.
With OnShape, it seems like the closer "the camera" gets to the model, the more intense the perspective gets and it becomes unusable. Like @3dcad mentioned, it works best when you're really zoomed out.
However, with SolidWorks, zooming into a model is more like zooming into a PICTURE of the model. The model doesn't get warped the closer you get to it. The view is pretty consistent no matter how far you are zoomed in or out.
I'm attaching two screenshots showing a gradual zooming-in of the same shape in both SolidWorks and OnShape. You can see the difference.
OnShape's perspective is probably more real-world realistic - but that isn't very helpful if there are no rendering capabilities. For basic modeling, I prefer SolidWorks' mechanism.
But to be honest, if you take any small piece from your desk and bring it close to your eye - it doesn't look like Onshape makes it look. Your brain corrects the perspective and choose to zoom in picture style.
For example 'usb stick' 30x15x6mm doesn't look like this no matter how close to your eye you put it:
But if you look into empty 4000x4000x2500mm room from the door, it is pretty much like it looks in Onshape:
So the problem is only with small parts.
There is also another thing; for printing you need to move model around screen to fit into page then straight-front view can be like this:
This is purely printing problem, we should be able to choose the printing area. It is good that perspective changes when you drag the model from left to right or so..
The jacket is 40 meter wide (as seen through it here).
It is actuall very difficult sometimes not to use perspective to orient yourself inside the model.
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