To switch between 2D and 3D
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NoteThe following procedures are intended for maps that include 3D raster-based surfaces, which have been added using Data Connect. See Adding Raster-Based Surfaces to Your Map.

To switch between 2D and 3D

To use 3D Zoom

  1. On the 3D Navigation toolbar, click 3D Zoom .

    The 3D Navigation toolbar opens when you are in 3D viewing mode.

  2. Press ENTER, press ESC, or right-click to exit.

To use 3D Pan

  1. On the 3D Navigation toolbar, click 3D Pan .
  2. When the hand cursor appears, hold down the button on your pointing device as you move.
  3. If you are using a wheel mouse, hold down the wheel button and move the mouse.
  4. Press ENTER, press ESC, or right-click to exit.

To use Constrained Orbit or Swivel

  1. On the 3D Navigation toolbar, click 3D Constrained Orbit or Swivel.
  2. Click and drag the cursor to rotate the view.
  3. To exit, press ENTER or ESC, or right-click and click Exit.

To use walk through

  1. Verify that the “step size”, or distance you move with each step, is large enough for walking through a surface. Enter the STEPSIZE command and make sure it is set to 80 - 1500 or more. The number you want to use may depend on your zoom level.
  2. On the 3D Navigation toolbar, click Walk Through .
  3. A window appears describing the keyboard control you use for the walk through. Using the arrow keys is one of the convenient options. Click OK.
  4. Wait briefly as the Position Locator palette appears. Review, change settings as needed, and then minimize or close it.
  5. Use the keyboard buttons to walk through your surface. For example, use the up arrow key to move forward.
  6. Press ENTER or ESC when you are done.

To change the Visual Style

  1. Enter the VISUALSTYLES command.
  2. In the Visual Styles Manager, double-click the sample image of the visual style.

    The selected visual style is applied to your surface.

For information about how to improve the display of surfaces after a zoom operation (for example to get rid of pixelation), see Viewing Raster Images.

For information about walk and fly mode, 3D swivel, motion path animation, and other AutoCAD commands that can help you view data in 3D, please refer to the AutoCAD Help.