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When talking about navigation, we need to address three different things:
In this article, you will learn how to navigate in the 3D views (such as perspective and axonometry) of your project.
For practice purposes, open an Archicad Sample Project.
Launch Archicad and open the Sample Project by following these steps:
Let's start with a quick summary of the most often used navigation commands:
There are two types of 3D representations of the model in Archicad:
First, open the 3D window. You can do this in multiple ways:
Pan and zoom in 3D work just like in 2D. To learn the basics of navigating in 2D, visit the article: Navigating in 2D
There are two commands that work only in the 3D window:
These are accessible in the View Menu and on the Quick Options Bar.
To learn How to use Apple's Magic Trackpad in Archicad, visit this article.
To exit Orbit mode and Explore mode:
You can zoom in to the elements you selected previously with a right-click and selecting Zoom to Selection command.You can learn how to select elements in Archicad from these articles:
Other controls useful in modifying the 3D view are available at View > 3D Navigation Extras. You can read more about them in this User Guide article.