View Controls is a set of tools which allow the user to manipulate the view and/or models currently displayed.
In Edit mode, the following tools are available:
Undo / Redo
The Undo and Redo buttons will undo or redo the last edit, respectively.
Enter the number of degrees to rotate the model.
Click the button for the axis around which to rotate the model to perform the rotation.
Align to Bed
Will cause MatterControl to attempt to bring the part down flat, adjacent to the bed. Useful for resetting the position of the model.
The Ratio field allows the user to specify a positive whole or decimal number which will be multiplied by the existing model's dimensions.
The Ratio field has several presets for common translations:
- mm to in (.0393)
- in to mm (25.4)
- mm to cm (.1)
- cm to mm (10)
- reset (1)
The X field allows for direct specification of the dimension of the model's size along the X axis.
The Y field allows for direct specification of the dimension of the model's size along the Y axis.
The Z field allows for direct specification of the dimension of the model's size along the Z axis.
If checked, the Lock Ratio option maintains the ratio of the model's dimensions relative to each other. For example, if a model's dimensions are X:20, Y:20, Z:50 and the Y value is changed to 10, X becomes 10 and Z becomes 25 automatically.
Click the X button to translate the model over the X axis.
Click the 'Y button to translate the model over the Y axis.
Click the Z button to translate the model over the Z axis.
This section is shown only when the Extruder Count setting is set to a value greater than 1.
See also: Multi-Extrusion
The DISPLAY section allows the user to toggle certain visual options.
Show Print Bed
If enabled, the graphical print bed is displayed.
Show Print Area
If enabled, a translucent box appears to indicate the build volume. The box's height is set by the Build Height setting.
Shows only the faces of the model.
Shows the faces and lines of a model, but does not include lines which connect vertices of single flat polygons.
Shows all faces and lines of a model, including all lines which connect vertices of single flat polygons.
Specify the increment of distance a model will move when moved using the Select Part tool.
Opens the operating system file manager so a model file can be selected for addition to any existing models in the current view.
Separates unconnected models. This is typically used if multiple models are loaded into MatterControl as part of one STL file.
Once ungrouped, the models can be selected and edited individually.
Combines all models currently displayed. The combined "model" can then be selected and edited as a whole.
Moves ungrouped models into a grid pattern relative to the currently selected model, then group all models.
Centers all models in a grid pattern.
Makes a copy of the currently selected model.
Deletes the currently selected model.
Exits Edit mode. The user is prompted to save any unsaved changes.
Saves changes to the model.
Opens the Save New Design dialog box which prompts the user to save a new file in a specified location.