The gizmo provides directional control for several tools within the software. The parts of the gizmo are detailed below.
The gizmo center has two functions:
- The gizmo center defines the center of any rotational movement.
- The gizmo center controls the orientation of the gizmo.
You can move the gizmo center by dragging. The gizmo center will snap to existing geometry in the design space, such as axes, faces, edges, sketch regions, and construction geometry. This allows you to define a new center for any rotational movement or reorient the gizmo.
Some tools include an Auto-orientation option that can be turned on and off from the upper left of the design space. Turning off this option prevents the axes of the gizmo from aligning with other geometry.
Gizmo arrows provide linear and rotational controls. Arrows can be used in two ways:
- Drag an arrow to move in a direction dynamically.
- Select an arrow to display the numpad and enter a precise value for movement in the selected direction.
Gizmo tiles can be dragged for linear movements along a plane.
Dimension labels will appear next to a selected gizmo arrow. They display the current value for the movement and can be selected to modify the value using the numpad.
The Copy badge can be used to create a copy of the original item that is selected.