Hide Table of Contents

3D Viewing Using Continuous RollView

Use the RollViewContinuous command to rotate the view in 3D with continuous motion about a pivot point.

To view the model in 3D using continuous RollView:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click View > 3D Orbit > Continuous Orbit on the menu.
    • Click View > Render > Continuous Orbit on the ribbon.
    • Type RollViewContinuous.
  2. In the graphics area, drag the pointer.

    A green pivot point  appears where you clicked and is the center for the rotation.

  3. Release the mouse button.

    The orbit view keeps spins in the direction of the drag.

    Note: The arcball feature is not available in this RollView mode.

  4. Press Esc or Enter to exit RollView mode.


Command: RollViewContinuous

Menu: View > 3D Orbit > Continuous Orbit

Ribbon: View > Render > Continuous Orbit

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   3D Viewing Using Continuous RollView
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: 2021 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.