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Redesigned Triad

The triad is redesigned to make it easier to control model orientation in 3D, using selection handles and angle rotation.

On screen manipulators like the triad manipulator, section view triad, and Instant3D arrows have been redesigned for better visibility and enlarged to be easier to manipulate.

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Move triad
Instant3D arrows
Section view triad

In the redesigned triad, the controls are orange. When you hover near them, they turn blue to show they are active.

  • Rings

    The ring that contains the X and Y arrows is shown as a full circle. Use it to rotate the selected plane:

    Rings that are perpendicular to the selected plane are single quadrants. Use them to rotate the model around the axis (in this case Z) that is normal to the selected plane:

    In the section view triad, 180º rings let you rotate the selected plane or a reference plane:

  • Selection handles

    The handles are more visible and easier to drag in the graphics area. Coordinates (X, Y, Z) are shown for each handle. Use them to move the model in the selected direction:

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