4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2014 6:22 PM by John Burrill

    Set the free orbit to a constrained one?

    Seth Hale

      I am trying to adapt to Solidworks from AutoCAD, and there is just one feature that really bothers me - orbit. In Autocad you can do a free orbit, which lets things get crooked and upside down, and a constrained one which picks the 'up' axis from your view and holds it as up. No matter how you flip it around in the orbit, it never relly 'twists' around.  In Solidworks I cannot find the constrained one. There are many ways to move around on an axis, like the arrow keys and constraining to an object, but I cannot find a way to change the default click-wheel orbit behavior.

       

      I have searched the forums and never found a satisfactory answer. Should this be a feature request?

       

      P.S. Constrained orbit is way better. People who haven't had it don't know what they are missing.