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1-7 Moving Around the Drawing Screen

SolidWorks includes several methods that allow you to move entities about the screen. Entities can be moved, zoomed, or reorientated. Figure 1-21 shows the line created in the previous section.

To Zoom the Line

  1. 1.jpg Rotate the mouse wheel.

The line will increase and decrease in length.

To Move the Line

  1. 1.jpg Hold down the Control <Ctrl> key; press and hold down the mouse wheel.

  2. 2.jpg Move the mouse around.

The line will follow the mouse movement.

To Reorientate the Line

  1. 1.jpg Click the line.

  2. 2.jpg Hold down the mouse wheel and move the mouse.

The mouse’s orientation will follow the mouse movement.

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