Perspective and Orthographic Viewport Controls

 
 
 
Command entry:Click or right-click the Point-Of-View (POV) viewport label. POV viewport label menu Choose Perspective or Orthographic. You can also choose a specific orthographic view such as Front, Top, Left, Right, and so on.
Command entry:Click or right-click the Point-Of-View (POV) viewport label. POV viewport label menu Grid Grid submenu Choose a grid view.
Command entry:Select a shape. Click or right-click the Point-Of-View (POV) viewport label. POV viewport label menu Shape
Command entry:Keyboard V (to open the Viewports quad menu), then P (Perspective), U (User), F (Front), K (Back), T (Top), B (Bottom), L (Left)

Perspective, orthographic, user, grid, and shape viewports all share the same viewport controls.

Perspective and orthographic viewport controls include the following. Two of these controls are available in all viewports.

Zoom

Zoom All

Zoom Extents / Zoom Extents Selected (available in all viewports)

Field-of-View Button

Zoom Region

Pan View

Orbit, Orbit Selected, Orbit Sub-Object

Maximize Viewport Toggle (available in all viewports)

Procedures

To undo changes to a Perspective or orthographic viewport, do one of the following:

  • Zoom

    When Zoom is active, you can adjust the view magnification by dragging in a Perspective or orthographic viewport. By default, zooming occurs from the center of the viewport.

  • Zoom All

    Zoom All lets you adjust view magnification in all Perspective and orthographic viewports at the same time.

  • Zoom Extents / Zoom Extents Selected

    The Zoom Extents flyout displays the Zoom Extents button and the Zoom Extents Selected button.

  • Field-of-View Flyout

    The Field Of View flyout is available only for Perspective viewports. It lets you change the field of view, or zoom to a particular region.

  • Field-of-View Button

    Field-of-View (FOV) adjusts the amount of the scene that is visible in a viewport and the amount of perspective flare. The effect of changing FOV is similar to changing the lens on a camera.

  • Zoom Region

    Zoom Region magnifies a rectangular area you drag within a viewport. This control is available only when the active viewport is an orthographic, Perspective or User-Axonometric view. It is not available for Camera viewports.

  • Pan View

    Pan moves the view parallel to the current viewport plane.

  • Orbit, Orbit Selected, Orbit Sub-Object

    The Orbit flyout contains the Orbit, Orbit Selected, and Orbit Sub-Object buttons.