Mouse Controls

Mouse controls for model view manipulation and component selection in SimSolid

Default Settings

The default SimSolid mouse buttons are mapped as follows:
Mouse ControlDescription
3D-Rotate Click + drag Left mouse button
Zoom Mouse scroll wheel
Note: When zooming in/out, this changes the center of rotation/orbit.
2D-Pan Click + drag Right mouse button

Modeling Window Controls

The following mouse controls are used within the modeling window:
Mouse ControlDescription
Select individual entity Left mouse button
Select multiple entities Control + Left mouse button
Display entity context menu Right mouse button
Display global context menu Right-click in empty area of modeling window
Note: SimSolid supports 3Dconnexion's SpaceMouse and 3Dconnexion 3DxWare. Version 10.6.5 or newer is required. These are not yet supported on virtual machines.

Change Mouse Control Settings

Modify mouse controls from the default settings.

There are several CAD specific mouse controls available for the 3D-Rotate, Zoom, and 2D-Pan model view controls.

  1. In the menu bar, click Settings > Mouse Settings.
  2. In the dialog, use the drop-down menu to select desired mouse settings.
  3. Optional: Select the Set as default check box to save settings for future sessions.
  4. Click OK.