Use the left mouse button to rotate and the right mouse button to move the view. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. 3D-Tool also supports 3Dconnexion 3D-mouses and touch gestures.
Use the Setting Program Style to select one of the 5 color styles for the 3D-Tool program interface. For the Free Viewer and 3D-Tool EXE files only the Windows10 Style is available.
Optimize the 3D-performance by activating the Hardware Acceleration and the OpenGL3.3 support in the 3D-Tool Preferences.
Use Align View to quickly rotate the view into the next matching default view. The views from left, right, top, bottom, back and front are also directly selectable.
Use Custom Views to store the state of the display including exploded parts and cross sections. This allows to quickly switch between views and is useful for printing and creating pictures.
In the model tree, search and filter functions help in the selection of parts and assemblies, e.g. to change their visibility, color, transparency and shading.
Use the Cross Section tool to access the internal parts of a model. The cross section controls offer multiple functions to align the cross section.
Use the Measure and Markup tool not only to add 3D dimensions and 3D notes. You may also add a background text or image, for example a company logo.
Use the Tooling Analysis tool to display drafts and their angles in different colors, to check for undercuts, and to calculate the projected area of the model.
Use the Model Compare tool to identify differences between two models, as they are highlighted in color.
Use the Model Info tool to display the volume, surface area, dimensions and weight of parts and assemblies. All information can be copied to the Clipboard.
3D-Tool offers practical tools for a detailed validation of 3D-models: besides measure and analyzing tools also a Model Compare and tools such as Painter, Explode and Animation.
Use Capture to Clipboard to copy a detail of the view to the Clipboard. A single click instead of the marquee select will copy the complete view.
For a smooth display of big models Advanced and Premium users can reduce the import quality. Additionally, the Premium version allows a fast import of graphical CAD data from native CAD models.
In 2D-mode use the Measure Markup tool to add dimensions, markups and pictures. Use the Edit Drawing tool to edit and delete elements of the drawing.