Use the View > Set Non Proportional View tool to scale the view independently along the horizontal and vertical axes in both orthographic and perspective windows. This can also be thought of as changing the aspect ratio of the view.
This results in the model appearing squished or stretched, which may help reveal curvature problems.
You can use this tool in two different ways:
- Non-proportionally scale the view by dragging the mouse to squish or stretch the view interactively. This is the default.
- Non-proportionally scale the view by drawing a box around the area of interest.
The behavior of the tool depends on whether the option is checked on or off in the section of Preferences > General Preferences.
Non-proportionally scale the view by drawing a box
- Make sure that is turned on in .
- Click in an orthographic window to make it current.
- Choose View > Set Non Proportional View.
- Click and drag to draw a box on the screen around the area you want to examine:
When you release the mouse button, the window fills with the content of the box. This happens whether you drag right or left.
You can also use the icon in the or the to non-proportionally scale a view in the window. The use of the mouse buttons is the same.
Toggle between proportional and non-proportional views
Once you have created a non-proportional view with View > Set Non Proportional View, you can use View > Toggle Non Proportional Viewto switch back and forth between your non-proportional and proportional view. No other aspects of the camera view are changed when using this tool.
A Non Proportional View icon is displayed in the lower left hand corner of the window when the view is non proportional.
When saving the file, both the proportional and non-proportional views are saved, and the toggle still operates properly after the file is re-opened. This is also the case when saving only the window layout with and retrieving it with .