Bentley View CONNECT Edition Help

View Control Bar

The View Control bar contains tools for manipulating views in the active DGN file. The View Control bar is off by default. To display it at the top of each window, in the in the Preferences dialog, View Options category, turn on the Toolbox check box and select Top from the drop-down list next to it.

To In the view control bar for the view in question, select
Adjust view attribute settings.

View Attributes
Apply scene lighting to a view and adjust brightness of shaded views.

Adjust View Brightness
Update (redraw) a view(s).

Update View
Increase the magnification of a view.

Zoom In
Decrease the magnification of a view.

Zoom Out
Window an area in a view.

Window Area
Display all displayable elements in the active design and attached references in a view.

Fit View
Rotate the view. Opens the View Rotation toolbox, which contains tools for rotating 3D views dynamically.

View Rotation
View a different part of the design without changing the view magnification.

Pan View
(3D view only) Interactively walk through a 3D model.

(3D view only) Interactively fly through a 3D model.

(3D view only) Interactively navigate a 3D view.

Navigate View
Undo the last viewing operation.

View Previous
Redo the last undone viewing operation.

View Next
Copy contents of one view to another.

Copy View
(3D view only) To open the View Perspective toolbox and change the perspective angle of a 3D view.

Change View Perspective
(3D view only) Set a view's Display Depth.

Set Display Depth
(3D view only) Set a view's Active Depth.

Set Active Depth
(3D view only) Show the Display Depth setting for a view(s).

Show Display Depth
(3D view only) Show the Active Depth setting for a view(s).

Show Active Depth
(3D view only) Change the rotation of a view.

Change View Rotation
(3D view only) Adjust the view camera.

Setup Camera

Some of these view controls operate differently when the active model is 3D.

Note: All tools in a toolbox are not always visible by default. To see all tools, right-click in the toolbox and select Show All from the menu.

Key-in: VIEW < ON | OFF > < 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 >
Tip: To dock the view control bars to a different edge of the view windows, choose the desired edge — for example, Bottom — from the View ToolBox option menu in the View Options category of the Preferences dialog ( File > Settings > User > Preferences ).