Change the scene settings

The options in this menu will let you customize the appearance of your 3D model in the 3D Viewer.

Set the default view:

  • Enable the set view switch.
  • Click Save to memorize the view.
  • You still need to save the configuration to keep the settings.

Set the light intensity:

  • Move the slider bar to increase or decrease the light intensity.
  • You can regulate both directions of each axis (XYZ). The positive directions are the ones indicated by the Reference System.

Set the shininess intensity:

  • Move the slider bar to increase or decrease the shininess intensity.
  • A higher shininess value provides a metal-like effect to your model.

Set the reflectivity:

  • Move the slider bar to increase or decrease the reflectivity intensity.
  • A higher reflectivity value provides a realistic effect to your models.

Select the reflection profile:

  • Select the reflection profile for your model.
  • A Glossy reflection profile gives a shiny plastic look to your model, while Shiny and Rough metal are mainly thought for a metal-like appearance.

Enable or disable SmartLines:

  • Enable or Disable the “SmartLines” switch.
  • This function is available only in the CAD viewer.

Enable or disable Wireframe:

  • Enable or Disable the “Wireframe” switch.

Enable or disable Extra Smooth surfaces:

  • Enable or Disable the “Extra Smooth surfaces” switch.
  • This function forces your surfaces to be rendered as curved. It can improve the rendering quality for extremely curved models, but it is not advised for models containing flat surfaces.

Enable or disable Transparency:

  • Enable or Disable the “Transparency” switch.
  • This function enable or disable transparency in your model. It is available only in the Texture viewer.

Show or hide the System Reference:

  • Enable or Disable the “Sys Reference” switch.
  • If ON, the System Reference is shown. If OFF, the System Reference is not shown.

Rotate the model around an axis:

  • Click on the circular arrows to rotate the model clockwise or counterclockwise around the correspondent axis (X,Y or Z) to match your real life orientation.
  • The model will rotate of the angle increment specified in the textbox, the default value is 90°.
  • You can change that value by inserting a new value in the textbox.

Spin the model around an axis:

  • Move the slider bar to increase or decrease the axis rotation in X,Y or Z. Only one axis rotation at a time is allowed.
  • Disable the spin by setting the spin to 0.
  • Click “Flip” to the flip the axis rotation.
  • The automatic spin is particularly useful for product showcasing.

Select the measurement units:

  • This function is not available for STEP and IGES files, since the units are already specified in the model.
  • Select the desired measurement unit from the top-down menu.