Elements 3D window
The Elements 3D window shows a 3D view of the component entered. This view is
used for continuous verification of the input and of the resulting construction
The 3D view can be arbitrarily
moved within virtual 3D space with the mouse (rotated, translated or zoomed).
The 3D view can be copied onto the clipboard to be pasted later
into another application (e.g. Word) from the clipboard - for example for
the purpose of integrating this 3D view into some user's report.
|If checked is turns additional "light sources" on to add
more contrast or brightness to the view.
Remark: Adding more light might result in perception of some shift of
how the view coloured - this might be sometimes confusing the the viewer
See also: More
|Allow for the choice of the background colour used in the
Background colour (setting)
transparency of model surfaces.
AN opaque object is obscure. It obscures fully all objects located behind it.
It the opaque checkmark is removed, the opacity can be set to define the
degree of transparency of the object.
See also: Opaque and Opacity
|Changing this setting allows for the choice if objects are
shown as solid models or as wire frame (lines) only.
See also: Solid or
|Coinciding ashlars of the model resulting from overlapping
elements (minimum grid) are analysed for equal properties and joined into
one object if possible.
Remark: Turning this setting on is especially useful to eliminate
most of partly transparent planes nested within space areas which might be
distracting for the observer.
|Displaying of space elements (space boxes, shown partly
transparent) can be turned on or off.
|The Position and scaling of the view will be adjusted to
show the whole component within the window.
|The image of the 3D view is
copied onto the
The 3D view can be copied onto the clipboard to be pasted
later into another application (e.g. Word) from the clipboard - for
example for the purpose of integrating this 3D view into some user's report.
The view shows the model resulting from the overlapping of all elements
entered within the component (this is the starting point of so called "minimum
How each element is shown depends on
element's type and colour assigned to is,
- Empty boxes are only visible if selected
- Space boxes are shown partly transparent.
Element(s) currently selected in the element list are shown emphasized by
their edge lines.
Remark: When this window is focused following functions specific to
this window are available from the
Remark: Labels on axes can be adjusted within
size and proportions of the picture placed onto the clipboard are preset
Remark: Current position of the 3D view (the isometry given by the
current view vector) will be retained when the window is closed and
saved when the application exits. The
next time the window is opened the view
isometry will be restored
if such behaviour is set within application settings.
See also: Elements 2D
window, Element Editor,
Element selection window,
Navigation in 3D windows,
The main menu,