The ViewCube command is a persistent interface that you use to switch between standard and isometric views of your model.
The ViewCube command is a persistent interface that you use to switch between standard and isometric views of your model. When you display the ViewCube command, it is shown in one of the corners of the window over the model in an inactive state. While the ViewCube command is inactive, it provides visual feedback about the current viewpoint of the model as view changes occur. When the cursor is positioned over the ViewCube command, it becomes active; you can switch to one of the available preset views, roll the current view, or change to the Home view of the model.
Control the Appearance of ViewCube
The ViewCube command is displayed in one of two states: inactive and active. When the ViewCube command is inactive, it appears partially transparent by default so that it does not obscure the view of the model. When active, it is opaque and may obscure the view of the objects in the current view of the model.
In addition to controlling the inactive opacity level of the ViewCube command, you can also control the following properties for the ViewCube command:
■ Default orientation
■ Compass display
Using the Compass
The compass is displayed below the ViewCube command and indicates which direction North is defined for the model. You can click a cardinal direction letter on the compass to rotate the model, or you can click and drag one of the cardinal direction letters or the compass ring to interactively rotate the model around the center of the view.