|DesignSpark Mechanical Online Help|
From left to right in the image above, the blue Status Bar shows the following:
You can hover over status icons in the message window to see tool tips.
The number of objects affected is included in status messages.
Selection FilterSee Selection filter : Allows you to choose what can be selected in the Design windowArea in the user interface that displays your model or assembly. Also known as Workspace.. A label in the status bar displays the currently selected object.
You can enable or disable the Smart selection checkbox for additional control over filtering:
Enable Smart to collapse the Selection FilterSee Selection filter. In this case, only the Box Selection options are selectable.
Disable Smart to expand the Selection FilterSee Selection filter to show all choices, as shown below:
ViewOrientation settings that you can apply to your design, including spin, pan, and zoom. You can adjust these settings individually or you can apply one of the following preconfigured views: Trimetric, Isometric, Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Right, Left. You can also select Snap View and click a face to view it head-on. controls : Use these controls to spin, pan, zoom, and switch to previous or next views. You can also change your view using the tools found in the Orient group, which is found on most tabs.
When spinning, you can also select one of the following from the SpinTool used to re-orient your design in any direction, allowing you to view it from any angle. pull-up menu:
When zooming, you can also select one of the following from the Zoom pull-up menu:
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