Joshua Nicoll wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:32 pm
I'm not quite sure what I did, but for some reason my sketch is super zoomed out, to the point that working on it is very difficult. I'm not sure what I did to get the sketch to zoom so far out, or if it's a bug or something.
The fix is simple, really: click on the Fit all
icon to fit the whole content (your sketch) to the screen.
I have an idea how it could have happened, because when I started with FreeCAD years ago, it kept happening to me too: your navigation style is set to CAD, as shown in the lower border of the FreeCAD window. To rotate the 3D view in this mode, you need to hold the mouse scroll wheel down, then press either the left or mouse button. I was having a lot of trouble doing that: my middle finder holding the scroll wheel would slip, and I would inadvertently scroll the wheel, which zoomed the view far, far out in a second! Man that was frustrating! But I kept with the CAD style and got used to it, because there were only two navigation styles back then, CAD and OpenInventor, and the latter needed use of CTRL key to select, which I didn't like.
But now FreeCAD comes with 8 different mouse navigation styles. You can switch to a different one with the Navigation Indicator at the bottom window border, it works as a button that brings up a menu. If you hover your mouse over the button, a graphic will appear that shows how to use the style.
After years of using CAD, I switched to Gesture a couple of months ago, and I quite like it.