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Perspective on vs off
HouseOfBreadCrumbs Member Posts: 20 ✭
I'm curious why perspective is off by default. I only use OnShape for simple home projects and I'm not in any trade that would use this kind of software so I don't have any experience to draw from other than my own, and in my experience it's odd and rather unintuitive to view objects without perspective. Is there a reason it's the default? Industry standard practice or something? Again, just curious. Thanks
Creo and Solidworks (ME focused) have perspective options, but so many things are buggy and weird in these views. It really seems like the developers and QA turn on the perspective view to see that it exists, and then immediately switch it off again.
As a mechanical engineer, it's important for me to be see, understand, and compare the size, angle, and position of the elements of my model. I also work with a lot of small components and with those, the perspective view can often feel over-exaggerated and distorted, so that it's hard to understand true size and dimension.
While there can certainly be a lot of overlap in how different tools are used, Onshape is solidly in the "MCAD" or mechanical-CAD territory, where tools like Rhino are used more for product design (emphasis on curves, form, and aesthetics) and things like Sketchup are used more for architecture (emphasis on textures, form, large structures). In both of those use cases, the perspective view is more common, I think.