How do I draw and navigate at same time?


#1

Newbie here, trying to follow Dave Richards’ tutorials on SU for woodworking, but he goes so fast that I can not catch how to do steps. Is there an easy way to pan while drawing a line?


#2

For panning, hold the center mouse button while you hold Shift. For Orbit, just press the center mouse wheel and for zoom, scroll the wheel.

For my normal working screen I don’t even keep the zoom, Orbit, or Pan tools on the toolbar because they are never used.

Sorry. Don’t mean to go so fast. It’s hard to slow this stuff down.


#3

Bet he was expecting to see you reply!!! You may have spooked him!!
Enjoy the day and …Peace…


#4

I use one of the 3D navigators by 3dconnexion when I need to model and navigate at the same time. It’s rather useful.


#5

Thanks.
Also having trouble opening a component for editing. When I double or triple click, I get the entire cabinet, instead of a stile for example. I have double checked to be sure I made a component first. I must be doing something simple wrong.

Thanks for your patience. My plan is to go through the basic vids again…


#6

Could you be convinced to share the SKP file as it is? If you don’t want to share it publicly, you can upload it in a private message to me. It’s a whole lot easier to figure out where the trouble lies if I can see what you are seeing.


#7

Maybe there’s something “funny” about the way you’re double-clicking to edit the component (don’t triple-click in this situation). You can also right-click the component and select Edit Component from the context menu. Maybe that’ll work better.

-Gully


#8

Sure, that would be great.
I will try to find the actual file.
Is there a standard location for the files?