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Inventor Fusion commands use a Heads-Up Display (HUD). The HUD provides controls in the graphics window instead of on dialog boxes. There are five types of controls:
- Command Ribbon
- Value Entry Fields
Many commands display a custom ribbon that includes additional options. The command ribbon replaces the ribbon bar while the command is active.
Value Entry Fields
The value entry fields provide several methods for setting the value for a command or entity.
- Enter a value directly.
- Drag a manipulator to set the value.
- Measure other geometry.
- Enter a simple equation to calculate the value.
Glyphs display next to the cursor to provide access to tools and commands. Pause the cursor over the glyph to display a list of options. The options display until you make a selection or move the cursor away from the glyph.
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|The Selection Tool glyph provides options for selecting geometry and objects. ||The Command glyph provides a list of commands. |
Mini-toolbars can have value entry fields, glyphs, and buttons. Most mini-toolbars display near the cursor when a command is active. Other mini-toolbars, such as the sketch control buttons, display in the same location.
Manipulators are 3D tools that display while a command is active. Drag the manipulator to change a value or location. If the command has multiple manipulators, click on a manipulator to activate it or press Tab to cycle through them. Sketch and Feature commands use arrow, sphere, and ring manipulators; and Move uses a triad manipulator.