QUICK TIP: Pan, Zoom, & Orbit Controls

Aaron.Magnin May 23, 2017 1 min read

Learning new software can be hard, but there are steps we can take to make it easier. So, if you’re exploring Fusion 360 but coming from a different design tool, I want to show you something that will help.

If you access your preferences, one significant option you should be aware of is the default pan, zoom, and orbit shortcut controls. From there, you can cut down on the learning curve by using the default pan, zoom, and orbit controls from your past software.

These include three options, and if your software isn’t included in this list, you might be able to align with one of the three pre-existing options:



That said, should you choose to learn the default controls, I can almost guarantee that they’ll become second nature in no time at all. To start learning how to Pan, Zoom, and Orbit in Fusion 360, watch the video below:

Here’s a quick recap of Fusion 360 mouse controls:

When in doubt, or if you ever find yourself unable to find your model, double click the mouse wheel button, which will ‘zoom to fit.’

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