Controls

There are several ways to interact within your space, including using your mouse and the ViewCube.

Mouse

The mouse is the primary method for interacting with the model. The mouse has 3 different controls.

Mouse Controls

Rotation

To rotate around the model, use the mouse's left click and drag your mouse in any direction. The model will rotate in the direction the mouse is moved

The rotational axis is determined by the model and cannot be changed in Revaly. To change the axis you will need to set it in the CAD modeling software of your choice.

Pan

To pan about the model, or move 2 dimensionally, use the mouse's right click and drag your mouse in any direction. The model will move in the direction of the mouse.

Zoom

To zoom in or out of the model, use your mouse's scroll wheel. Scroll the wheel up to zoom in and scroll the wheel down to zoom out.

If you're using a trackpad or a mouse with customized buttons, the above instructions will work in accordance with the equivalent buttons on your setup.

ViewCube

The cube-shaped, interactive widget in the top right of your space serves as both an orientation indicator and tool. As you rotate around the model, the ViewCube will mirror the rotations you make to reflect the current view direction. You can also interact with the view cube to initiate rotation changes on the model.

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Arrows

Clicking on one of the 4 directional arrows surrounding the ViewCube will rotate the model 30 degrees horizontally (for the left and right arrows) or vertically (for the top and bottom arrows).

Clicking and holding on the directional arrows will move the model continuously in the direction of the arrow until you deselect the arrow.

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Faces

The 6 main, labeled faces of the model are labeled on the ViewCube as top, bottom, front, back, left, and right. 

These are automatically labeled by the information provided by the model. You will need to set the label of each face in the CAD software of your choice to change them.

There are 26 selectable faces on the ViewCube. Clicking on a face will smoothly transport your perspective to the corresponding view on your model.

Rotation

Just as you can click on and around the model to rotate the model, you can click and move the ViewCube to rotate the model. You may find this advantageous for largely scaled files as the rotation is more sensitive (has a larger effect over a shorter move of the mouse) than directly on the model.