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Camera Auto-Center

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Camera Auto-Center

Changes the Camera Center position. TRUE sets the Camera Center to be the center of the bounding box, FALSE sets it to be the Models origin.

Property Type: Static

Default Value: TRUE

A rule can also be built for this property by changing the type to dynamic.

See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property.

Hierarchical Reference: ControlName.AutoCenter


Bounding Box - TRUE

The bounding box is an imaginary cuboid around all the furthest extents of the model. With the property set to TRUE, DriveWorks will position the Camera at the center of this cuboid.

With this method, you can always guarantee that the camera is at the center of your model.

The bounding box changes depending on what has been added to the 3D Preview Control. This means that new models will change the bounding volume, meaning the Camera Center can change.

Model Origin - FALSE

The model origin is either the origin of the SOLIDWORKS Model, 3D File or 3D Document, depending on the method you are using.

The model origin is a fixed point within the 3D model. This doesn't change. However, you may need to take into account its position. You may want to try and keep the Origin of the model in the center.

This setting is useful if you are positioning models on a floor. You may not want the Camera to focus on the center of the model.

Value set in Form Designer. Static properties can be made Dynamic by double clicking the gray radio button.