How to Rotate and Zoom in Creo and CATIA V5

Did you work with Creo before you began using CATIA V5? If so, then you are used to using the middle mouse button to rotate the model and using the <CTRL> key and the middle mouse button to zoom the model.

In CATIA V5 you also can use the buttons of your mouse and the <CTRL> key to rotate and zoom.

  • To rotate, simultaneously hold down the middle mouse bottom and hold down either the right or left mouse button.
  • To zoom, either
  1. Hold down the <CTRL> key and the middle mouse button, or
  2. Hold down the middle mouse bottom and click either the right or left mouse button.


The following is a summary of these navigation functions by software.

 

Creo

Function

Mouse

Rotate

Middle

Zoom

<CTRL> + Middle

 

 

CATIA V5

Function

Mouse

Rotate

Hold Middle + Hold Right

 

or

 

Hold Middle + Hold Left

Zoom

Hold <CTRL> + Hold Middle

 

or

 

Hold Middle + Click Right

 

or

 

Hold Middle + Click Left

 

 

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Natasha Reaves

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>Natasha joined the company in 2000 and has extensive experience sharing her CAD expertise through delivering webcasts, contributing to blog posts, and leading training classes. She trains end-users with all skill levels on Creo Parametric and CATIA, and she collaborates closely with the company’s technical writers on courseware development. Before joining Rand Worldwide, Natasha served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a mechanical designer for a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and she holds certification from Dassault Systèmes as a CATIA V5 Expert Mechanical Designer and Certified Surface Design Associate.

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