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Training Tip - Zoom to Selection

Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

Zoom to Selection

 Time for little tip I showed in an Advanced Assembly training course last week that attendee’s seem to like; the little know ‘Zoom to Selection’ tool

It’s a great way to target your view in the graphical window right where you need to be, it works on a number of selectable items so let’s take a look;

When selecting something in SOLIDWORKS you often see the context toolbar appear, and on the bottom row of icons you’ll find the magnifying glass with an equal (=) symbol, this is the zoom to selection tool, below you can see I’ve selected a Face inside the graphical window then…

Once selected, the view zooms in to show the selected face…

However where we see the biggest benefit of this tip is when using the feature tree to find things, so selecting a feature in the tree also brings up the context toolbar allowing us to show and zoom to the feature in the graphical window…

It also works on components at the assembly level…

Give it a try!!

By Russell Richardson

Elite Applications Engineer



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