NAVIGATE command

Changes the way you navigate in BricsCAD.

BricsCAD Shape; BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM



Walks and flies through 3D models with the keyboard, as used in computer games.


There are two methods to navigate through the model:

  • Keyboard option: Hover the mouse cursor over the target location and then hold down a key to navigate.
  • Mouse option: Hold down left button and drag the mouse.

Right-click to open the Navigation Settings dialog box.

Keyboard options

A/Left arrow
Moves to the left.
W/Up arrow
Moves forward.
S/Down arrow
Moves backwards.
D/Right arrow
Moves to the right.
Toggles flight mode on and off.
Exits the command.

Mouse options

Hold down left button and drag the mouse
Look around mode.
Right click
Brings up the Navigation Settings dialog box.

The Navigate Settings dialog box allows you to adjust the navigation settings in a drawing.

  1. Navigation mode
  2. Current drawing settings
  3. Registry settings

Navigation mode

Toggles between Walk and Fly modes:

  • Flight mode: permits movements in all three dimensions.
  • Walk mode: restricts movement to the xy-plane.

Current drawing settings

Sets the settings in the current drawing, and so will be different in other drawings.

Walk/Fly step size
Specifies the distance the view travels with each press of the key. The distance is measured in drawing units.
Steps per second
Specifies how quickly the view changes when a travel key is held down.

Registry settings

Settings which are saved with the registry, they will be the same in other drawings.

Rotation speed factor
Specifies how quickly the view rotates.
Keep horizon horizontal
When toggled on, the flight level is kept. This option is grayed-out for Walk mode.