Managing the Compass

This task shows you how to use and manage the compass.

A curve has been created.

  This kind of selection enables a filter mode to select only specified elements.
It is available through the Tools Palette, which appears when modifying a curve.
  To display the toolbar below, click Compass Definition .
  The following icons let you:
  • modify the origin and orientation of the compass, as well as exit the compass definition and return to the previous function
  • reset the compass orientation to the model axis
  • switch the main plane between one of the three compass axes
  Select the curve to define the compass origin:
The compass is locked by a single click on a vertex and is not modified when you add elements to the selection (the origin is not modified, but its orientation is). To free its position, click Reset Compass .