Walk Tool: Touring your model

Touring your model

The Walk tool is primarily used to take an interactive walk through or around your model. To use the Walk tool to tour your model:

  1. Select the Walk tool. The icon changes to a pair of shoes. Notice that the Measurements toolbar indicates that the eye height above the ground plane is set to 2 feet, 10 1/2 inches. You can override this height at this time by typing in a desired value.
  2. Click and hold anywhere in the drawing area. A small plus sign (cross hair) is placed at the location where you clicked.
  3. Move the cursor up (forward), down (backward), left (to go left) or right (to go right) to walk through or around your model. The further you are from the cross hair, the faster you walk.
Note: Press and hold the Shift key while moving the cursor up and down allows you to move up or down instead of forward or backward. Press and hold the Ctrl (Microsoft Windows) or Option (Mac OS X) key to run instead of walk. Press and hold the Alt key to avoid collision detection (walk through walls).


Tip: It is often desirable to tour a model with a wide field of view. Activate the Zoom tool, press and hold the Shift key, and press and drag up and down to widen your field of view prior to walking through a model.