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Is it possible to do a fly through in Onshape?

derek_westwoodderek_westwood Member Posts: 17
Is it possible to do a fly through in Onshape?
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  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 318 PRO
    edited March 2
    Yes. But, it is not a standard feature or option. It would be tedious to set up and have limitations.

    To do this, you would need to place your parts in an assembly. Then create a continuous "path", surface or part, for the assembly to follow, this would be grouped with the parts you wish to fly through. Then, have the whole assembly follow the fixed "camera" that is attached to the path. If this were a room, the room and path would move while the "camera" part would stay still.

    If you would like to do this, I can make an example to show you, but it is not a simple set up.

  • derek_westwoodderek_westwood Member Posts: 17
    Thanks for your reply Michael, at the moment I am drowning in tedium and can do without any more, Derek
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A less rigorous option if you have a 3DConnexion device is to manually fly through the assembly and record the screen with a 3rd party app. You wouldn't be able to fine tune the path, but if accuracy isn't an issue, then this is a feasible workaround.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 834 PRO
    If you use a 3D mouse, and toggle perspective on, you can kind of fake it depending on what you need.


    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • derek_westwoodderek_westwood Member Posts: 17
    Thanks for that Evan, what you've shown me there is good enough for what I want, what 3d mouse did you use I've never used one otherwise I may never have asked the question, Derek.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 834 PRO
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
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