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View functions in mastercam Fit

Choose Views, Fit.

Fit

Use this function to maximize your view of visible geometry in the graphics window. When you use this function, the system positions and sizes the displayed geometry to fill as much of the graphics area as possible.

In addition to using the View menu, you can access this function from the right-click menu, from the toolbar, by pressing [Alt+F1], or by pressing the Home key.

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Combine Views

From the Screen menu, select Combine Views.

Combine Views

Use this function to combine all parallel views into a single view and move arcs from the parallel views to the single view. Parallel views are those Cplanes that exist in the same two-dimensional plane (XY, XZ, or YZ) but differ by rotation or position. This option is useful when you translate files from other applications and want to reduce the number of different views in order to make editing the geometry easier.

Note:  Mastercam designates the view with the lowest number as the combined view. For example, if you have arcs on view 4 (bottom view) and view 1 (top view), Mastercam moves all arcs to view 1. View 4 becomes an empty view, which is not saved with the file.

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Repaint

How do I get here?

From the View menu. select Repaint.

Repaint

Use this function to repaint images in the graphics window when they appear incomplete or distorted. This may occur as the result of frequent changes to entities, particularly where they overlap.

Notes:

  • The quality and stability of images in the graphics window is influenced by the graphic capabilities of your PC, and the amount of available memory.
  • If Repaint does not completely restore the graphics window, use the Screen, Regenerate function to rebuild the display list.

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Pan

How do I get here?

Choose Views, Pan.

Pan

Use this function to move geometry within the graphics window. Panning takes its name from the film industry. Imagine the graphics window as a camera lens through which you view geometry. Using the keyboard arrow keys, move the “lens” left or right, or up and down over the geometry. Or, you can press the mouse wheel and drag the image in any direction.

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Zoom functions

How do I get here?

From the View menu, select a zoom function.

Zoom functions

Mastercam offers a number of zoom functions you use to change your view of entities in the graphics window, including:

 E1 Zoom window: Magnifies a portion of the graphics window. When you use this function, Mastercam prompts you to draw a rectangular selection window around the portion of the graphics area that you want to magnify. The graphics window then fills with the contents of the selection window.
 E2 Zoom target: Expands a specific area defined by two selected points. The first position you select indicates the center of the target area. As you move the cursor to select the second position, you draw and drag a rectangular area that defines the target boundary. When you select the second position, everything in the target area expands to fill the graphics window, centered around the first point you specified.
 E3 Unzoom previous / .5: Restores zoom to its previous setting. If the zoom queue contains no previous setting, this function reduces the size of the displayed geometry to 50% of its current size.
 E4 Unzoom .8: Reduces the size of the displayed geometry to 80% of its current size.
 E5 Zoom in/out: Dynamically zooms in or out. First, select a focal point in the graphics window. Then use one of the following techniques to zoom:

  • Slide the mouse forwards and backwards or consecutively press the Page Up and Page Down keys to zoom in and out from the center of the graphics window.
  • Spin the mouse wheel in either direction to zoom in and out from the position of your focal point.

Tip: You can use the mouse wheel any time—without selecting a function—to zoom and unzoom the contents of the graphics window.

 E6 Zoom selected: Works only with pre-selected entities. Automatically scales the entities you select to fit the graphics window.

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