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Zoom Out

Zoom Out Zoom Out icon decreases the magnification of the model in the active view, so that the new view area is ~111% of the old view area.

Zoom Out is useful when you quickly want to zoom out on the model. You can keep selecting Zoom Out as many times as necessary. If you want to restore the entire model to view, then you may want to use the Zoom All option, rather than Zoom Out.

Zoom Out is available in:

  • The Zoom sub-menu of the View menu
  • The Zoom toolbar
  • The F4 function key
  • The End key

Mouse Wheel Zoom

A handy shortcut for zooming is to use the mouse wheel. You can quickly zoom in or out by rotating the mouse wheel forward or backward.

There are two modes available for the mouse wheel zoom. The focal point of the zoom can be centred at:

  • the current cursor location OR
  • at the center of the view

as selected in the Preferences dialog. By default the zoom is centred at the current cursor location. If you want the mouse wheel to zoom at the center of the view, then go to the Preferences dialog in the File menu and clear the Mouse wheel zoom at mouse pointer check box.

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