How to Set Your Pan, Zoom, & Orbit Controls in Fusion (2024 Update)

Emily Suzuki Emily Suzuki January 14, 2024

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Want to use the controls you’re used to from other design tools with Fusion? Well, guess what, you can! Learn how to set your zoom, pan, and orbit controls.

Learning new software can be hard, but there are steps we can take to make it easier. So, if you’re exploring Autodesk Fusion 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. You can easily minimize your learning curve by using the pan, zoom, and orbit controls from your past software (like SolidWorks or Inventor) instead of the default Fusion settings.


That said, should you choose to learn the default Fusion controls, I can almost guarantee they’ll become second nature in no time. To start learning how to pan, zoom, and orbit in Fusion, watch the video below:

Here’s a quick recap of what mouse controls look like across Fusion and different tools, like SolidWorks, Inventor, and PowerMill:



Inventor (Windows only)




Note: The PowerMill preset uses its own Default Orbit type.

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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