Forward Tool
 
 
 
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The Forward tool adjusts the distance between the current point of view and the defined pivot point of the model.

With the Forward tool, you can change the magnification of the model by increasing or decreasing the distance between the current point of view and the pivot point. The distance that you can move forward or backward is limited by the position of the pivot point.

To adjust the distance between the current point of view and the pivot point, you drag the cursor up or down after the pivot point is defined. As you drag the cursor, the current distance from the pivot point is displayed on a graphical element called the Drag Distance indicator. The Drag Distance indicator has two marks on it that show the start and ending distances from the current point of view. While changing the distance with the Drag Distance indicator, the current distance is shown by the bright orange indicator.

Procedure

To change a view by moving towards or away from the model

  1. Display a wheel that has the Forward tool.
  2. Click the Forward wedge. Hold down the button on your pointing device.
  3. When the Drag Distance indicator is displayed, drag the cursor up or down to change the distance from which you view the model.
  4. Release the button on your pointing device to return to the wheel.
  5. To exit the wheel, right-click.