Siemens NX

The Middle Mouse Button in Siemens NX

  • The middle mouse button is used to zoom in or out by scrolling. The mouse cursor on the screen becomes a zoom center.
  •  The middle mouse button is used to rotate the model on the screen. Press and hold the middle mouse button then drag to rotate. By the default center of gravity of the model is set as a rotating center of the model. If you want to define a rotation center, press and hold the middle mouse button and wait a second. An orange point will occur on the mouse pointer which defines the center of the rotation. Drag mouse to rotate model after an orange point occurred.
  • If you want to rotate about an axis, Press middle mouse button on an axis which presents left edge of the screen
  • The middle mouse button executes active commands/functions of the dialog box. When the dialog box opened, clicking the middle mouse button normally is the same as clicking on the “OK” or “Apply” button by the left mouse button. It activates the blue button below the dialog box. Last used below button color changes the blue next time and the Clicking middle mouse button activates the same (blue) command next time.
  • Lightly clicking the middle mouse button activates sub-functions of the selected tab in the command dialog box. If you don’t want to use sub-function click the middle mouse button again to activate the next tab in a command dialog box or finish command.

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