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pablo_veritypablo_verity Member Posts: 1
Why is the perspective view reversed? I've yet to see a real life view, where the nearer an object gets to you, the narrower it seems! In Onshape, that's how it appears. Bizarre.


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,964
    Screenshot please
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEA 
  • joseph_barneskijoseph_barneski Member Posts: 2

    The shape is a square, perpendicular and equal sides.  Tilted forward, the back edge should be shorter in perspective...  not longer.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,964
    What happens if you turn perspective on?
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEA 
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,984 PRO
    the default view is orthographic, meaning it has zero perspective convergence. Our brains aren't used to seeing things that way, so the back looks larger, but that's an optical illusion. I suspect if you measure it on your screen, you'll find it's the exact same length as the front. Note, the bigger the object is that you're designing, the more "wrong" it will look; A phone will look more "right", a car will look more "wrong", and a house will look even more toylike and "wrong". You can click the small grey cube and pick "Turn perspective on" to make it converge. I wish there were a way to control the amount of perspective, since it's usually way too much for small objects. Onshape's default is about right for a house.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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