Navigating in 3D space with the mouse

You may navigate in 3D space using your mouse:

  • Use the right mouse button (hold and drag) to rotate the view
  • Use the mouse wheel to zoom and unzoom
  • Use both mouse buttons (hold both and drag) to move the view. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard arrow keys
  • Press the mouse wheel (middle mouse button) to center the point you clicked, and define this point as the new rotation center
See the section 'Hotkeys' for a list of hotkeys that are available for the 3D viewer.

Alternative navigation methods

A 3dconnexion 3D mouse is also supported for navigation. On Windows 7 systems, multi-touch monitors are supported for 3D navigation (including pinch-to-zoom functionality, known from popular smartphones).