Tutorials and Tips
Training videos and quick tips

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Mouse actions and touch gestures of the 3D-Tool CAD Viewer

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.

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The new color styles of the 3D-Tool CAD Viewer

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.

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Activation of the hardware acceleration in the 3D-Tool CAD Viewer

Optimize the 3D-performance by activating the Hardware Acceleration and the OpenGL3.3 support in the 3D-Tool Preferences.

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Align the 3D CAD model in the 3D view

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.

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Save exploded views and cross-sections

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.

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Search and filter functions in the 3D-Tool model tree

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.

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Dynamic cross-sections with the 3D-Tool CAD Viewer and Converter

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.

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Measuring and markup in 3D CAD models

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.

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The 3D-Tool Tooling Analysing with undercuts and angle

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.

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With the 3D-Tool Model Compare tool, differences between 3D CAD models become visible

Use the Model Compare tool to identify differences between two models, as they are highlighted in color.

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Volume, surface, dimensions and weight of 3D CAD parts

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.

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3D-Tool is a CAD viewer with many parctical tools

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.

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CAD viewer with integrated screenshot function

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.

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The import settings of the 3D-Tool CAD viewer and converter

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.

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Open and measure DWG DXF CATDrawing and SLDDRW

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.

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