In this step, we'll go over a few techniques you'll need in the next steps: navigating the model and hiding parts to access internal parts.
Navigating the Model
There are three basic ways to navigate (move) the model--rotate, zoom, and pan.
1. To rotate the model, hold the Ctrl key (on the keyboard) and the middle mouse button while moving the mouse:
2.To zoom the model, either hold the Ctrl key and the left mouse button while moving the mouse or roll the mouse scroll wheel:
3. To pan (move) the model, hold the Ctrl key and the right mouse button while moving the mouse:
NoteThis Navigation Mode is the default for mouse actions in Autodesk® Simulation CFD. Note that there is also a Revit Navigation Mode with mouse actions that are very similar to those in Revit. To change the Mode, click the Application Menu button (in the top left corner). Click the Options button. Click the Navigation tab, and select Autodesk Revit from the Navigation mode menu. You will have to exit and start Autodesk® Simulation CFD for the change to take effect. The choice of navigation mode is yours, but the default mouse mode actions are used throughout this Exercise.
NoteFor many of the steps, we'll need to hide an exterior part so that we can apply a setting to a part inside the hall.
4. To see the human occupant, hide the wall and air parts by positioning the curser over each, and clicking the middle mouse button.
a. Hide the wall part.
b. Hide the air part.
5. Rotate the model and zoom in to get a good view of our friend.
6. To show all the parts again, move the mouse off the model, and click the middle mouse button.
7. To see the entire model, zoom out. (Ctrl + left mouse button while pushing the mouse away ).
NoteMake sense? In the next series of steps, we'll need to rotate, pan, and zoom the model as well as hide parts. It's a good idea to get familiar with these techniques because they'll really come in handy.
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