Zoom, zoom zoom
by Seth Cohen, CADmanage.com
Ok, so we’re going to get down to the basics here, what is the best way to zoom in AutoCAD and MicroStation? Well, as it turns out, they both work exactly the same (for the most part). Basically, you use the middle mouse button by itself, or with some kind of keyboard combination.
Simple one here, wheel towards your computer to zoom in, and wheel towards you to zoom out. Associated variables or settings:
In the Preferences dialog box > Mouse Wheel Category
Even simpler, hold the middle mouse button. Associated variables or settings:
MBUTTONPAN will toggle whether the middle mouse button will support the action defined in the CUI file or pan.
You can also pan by holding down the SHIFT+Left Mouse Button, and moving your mouse.
Double-click the middle mouse button. Associated variables or settings:
Hold down the SHIFT+Middle Mouse Button, and move your mouse. Associated variables or settings:
If you snap (left+right mouse buttons) to an element, you will center the 3D orbit point.
And that’s it!
“Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.” …………G.I. Joe