Applied Parameters: To=RotateOrtho
This command is used to change the view of the board (or component) in 3D so that you are looking at the board from an orthogonal perspective.
This command is accessed from the PCB Editor and the PCB Library Editor in 3D Layout Mode by:
- Choosing the View » 3D View Control » Orthogonal Rotation command from the main menus.
- Using the 8 keyboard shortcut.
The current viewing mode for the PCB document can be changed using the corresponding commands from the main View menu. To switch to 3D Layout Mode, use the command of the same name, or use the 3 keyboard shortcut.
After launching the command, the 3D view will be changed, if necessary, so that you are viewing the board from an orthogonal perspective (looking from above, and from the left).
- In addition, you can use the applicable drop-down field on the PCB Standard toolbar (PCB Editor) or the PCB Lib Standard toolbar (PCB Library Editor), to quickly choose from a set of predefined 3D views when viewing your board (or library components) in 3D.
- The rotation angle step is set to
30° by default, and the pan distance step is set to
12.7mm) by default. These settings can be accessed and edited in the Other section of the PCB Editor - General page of the Preferences dialog.