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(esotericelectronic) #1

I’m used to using engineering software such as AutoCad and Solidworks and I’m a little confused about something missing from Blender.

In the bottom left corner we have the X,Y,Z co-ord direction pointer, so you know what axis you are on…the thing is, it’s too small!! Do you not think that having a transparent or ghost co-ord right in the centre of your plane would be a better idea? Making it react to zoom so that it stays in precise relate with the scene would be helpful too.

I think that this would help me out big style…or is it because I’m a precision engineer I’m too fussy???

Willied

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(Mystery) #2

There already is a direction pointer in the grid, those blue, green and red lines coming from the centre. (By default only Y and X is shown, but you can go to View > View Properties and turn on Z)

Mystery

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(esotericelectronic) #3

Opps I missed those…I have a weird form of colourblindness and these lines must blend into the background.

Now I’ve looked for them, I can make them out!

Cheers!

Willied

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(Star Weaver) #4

Also, you can make the little widget bigger and brighter in the options.

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(esotericelectronic) #5

Double cheers!!! This is what forums are good for…all the little tricks not in the tuts.

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(hyp3rfocus) #6

pull down the options and look for a button called “Mini Access”. the size and brightness are to the right of this.

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