I just learned a new trick regarding using the 'N' keyboard shortcut for
getting a plane or face to be normal to the screen. Planes were
always a crap shoot as to whether or not they ended up how I wanted to
view the part. Now, by accident, I found I can press the 'N' key twice
or more times and each time it flips the view 180 degrees! This is
great for me and so I thought I'd pass it along.
It's listed in the What's New. FYI, if you CTRL-select two faces, the
view will be oriented such that the first face is the front and the
second face is the top, which gives you precise control.
Damn! I thought I had discovered something undocumented! Anyway, it
was a lot more exciting than reading about it. I even called my VAR to
let them know. They hadn't known about it either.
Say, thanks for the amplification on the topic!
Jim Sculley wrote:
Normal came in with 2004 and the default hotkey is 8 to fit in with
the other 1 thru 7. Not sure where the "N" came from.
> 'Normal' isn't even listed under 'Other' in mine.
> When I press 'N', nothing happens...2003sp5.1
> Any ideas?
> Jerry Forcier wrote:
> > Jeff,
> > Check your keyboard customizations to confirm that 'N' is set for
> > 'Normal'. Find it at the bottom of the list in 'Other'.
> > Good luck understanding those sentences,
> > Jerry Forcier
Thanks you Jerry.
I am very like this one now too.
I am now just undiscovereing these buttons can be assign and I save the
I also find pressing of the mouse middle button to make move rotations of
view on the flys. We always learning here.