Welcome to Solidworks Tutorials for beginners. View orientation is one of the useful view tool used in Solidworks CAD program. It is providing different view orientation as per your need and you can also see the different view angles at a time using this tool. View orientation is mainly located in Heads up view toolbar. Let us see the how to use solidworks view orientation tool for different views.
What is SolidWorks View Orientation Tool?
It helps to change the current view orientation to different one. It contains Top & Bottom View, Left & Right View, Front & Back View, Normal To, Single View, Two View-Horizontal, Two View- Vertical, Four View, Trimetric, Dimetric and Isometric views. The below part is shown in the image is used to show the how to use the solidworks different view orientation tools. It is created by using Rectangle and Circle sketch tools and extrude boss/base and extrude cut , Fillet features. Rough dimensions are considered.
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How to Use Normal To View Tool
It is very useful view tool which zooms and rotate the model or part normal (perpendicular) to the selected plane, plane face or feature. You can simply click on the plane or feature surface as you want to normalize it.
Click on the right mouse button and from the drop down menu select ‘Normal To’ button.
Then the selected portion of model is normalizing to your plane like in the image below.
Top View Tool
When you click on the Top view button, it automatically rotates and zooms the model to top view orientations. You no need to select the top plane in the model like normal to option. If you want to see the common top view of your deign or model, select the ‘Top view’ button.
Isometric View Tool
Trimetric View tool (3D view)
It provides the 3D model view and when you click on the trimetric view button, it gives view like below in the figure.
Dimetric View Tool
Left View Tool
Front View Tool
Right View Tool
Back View Tool
Bottom View Tool
Two view–Horizontal tool
Two view–Vertical Tool
Four View Tool
Overall, this Solidworks tutorial post deals with the different view orientation tools and also shows how to use normal to and other view tool buttons in detail.
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