The Orientation Cube is a tool that lets you manually navigate around the modeling space while giving you a real-time view of your current orientation. Each face of the cube represents the sides of the planar surfaces which makes it useful for 2D modeling.
The design of the Orientation Cube consists of the following:
- Axes – Has X, Y, and Z axes identical to the modeling space.
- Face –There are six faces: Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Right, and Left.
- Corners – There are eight corners you can select from:
- Edges – There are 12 edges you can select from:
- Rotation arrows – In planar view, there are rotation arrows above the top edges of the cube that rotate your plane clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Set to default view
- Keyboard and mouse/trackpad – Double-click the cube to reset it to the default view.
- Touch or pen – Using your finger or pen, double-tap the cube to reset it to the default view.
Rotate the cube
- Keyboard and mouse/trackpad – Click and drag the cube to rotate it.
- Touch or pen – Use your finger or pen to drag the cube to rotate it.
Select any face of the cube to go into the 2D view of that specific planar surface.
To rotate the plane in a clockwise or counter-clockwise manner while in 2D view, select the left or right rotation arrows.
Select a corner or edge of the cube to go into an orthographic view for that specific corner or edge.
Views and Appearance
Access the Views and Appearance settings for more advanced options to navigate the modeling space.