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*Igor Mironenko
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Panning with keyboard arrow keys

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06-13-2006 06:22 PM
Hi,
I have just noticed that while in Isometric view I can Pan an item in the
window by pressing the arrow keys on a keyboard. One thing however is that
to pan to the right side of the screen I have to press left arrow key. It is
sort of pressing the "wrong" key to get the model slide to the "right"
direction.
Regards,
Igor.

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Re: Panning with keyboard arrow keys

06-14-2006 12:14 AM in reply to: *Igor Mironenko
il giorno 14/06/2006 3.22 Igor Mironenko ha scritto:

> I have just noticed that while in Isometric view I can Pan an item in the
> window by pressing the arrow keys on a keyboard. One thing however is that
> to pan to the right side of the screen I have to press left arrow key. It is
> sort of pressing the "wrong" key to get the model slide to the "right"
> direction.

You're moving the point of view, not the model...

M.
*Igor Mironenko
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Re: Panning with keyboard arrow keys

06-14-2006 07:38 AM in reply to: *Igor Mironenko
There is always an explanation to anything, isn't it? Unless, of course,
something can not be explain at all.

Igor.

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il giorno 14/06/2006 3.22 Igor Mironenko ha scritto:

> I have just noticed that while in Isometric view I can Pan an item in the
> window by pressing the arrow keys on a keyboard. One thing however is that
> to pan to the right side of the screen I have to press left arrow key. It
> is
> sort of pressing the "wrong" key to get the model slide to the "right"
> direction.

You're moving the point of view, not the model...

M.
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Re: Panning with keyboard arrow keys

10-17-2012 06:39 AM in reply to: *Igor Mironenko

Trying to pan with arrow keys.

Left and right arrow keys move objects up and down, but up and down arrow keys have no effect.

How can I fully use arrow keys for panning.

 

Steve

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Re: Panning with keyboard arrow keys

10-17-2012 06:57 AM in reply to: janitor1

I don't have 2012 and never tried panning with keyboard before, but just tested with 2013 and it worked fine.

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Re: Panning with keyboard arrow keys

10-17-2012 07:14 AM in reply to: JDMather

I just discovered that orientation of the model makes a difference.

With the view cube oriented to top, left and right arrows work properly, but up and down do not.

With the view cube oriented to front, all arrows work properly.

So, the arrow keys reference the model and not the screen view.

 

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Post 7 of 7

Re: Panning with keyboard arrow keys

10-18-2012 03:59 AM in reply to: janitor1

It appears that the arrow keys simply move the "camera" (operators point of view) in the X and Y directions, regardless of view orientation.  You can see it in any orientation if you change to Perspective view.  With the cube oriented to Top, the up/down arrows move you further away from/closer to the model.

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