When I switch from 2D to 3D mode, Altium zooms to the spot on the board I was viewing the last time I was in 3D mode.

The behavior I would like: When I switch from 2D mode to 3D mode, I see same part of the board that I was looking right before switching from 2D to 3D (and vice versa).

Is there a setting that does this?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I would also like to know this as well. I never really thought about the possibility of being able to change that, but now that you mentioned it, I really want to be able to do this. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 30, 2021 at 20:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ For such a tool-specific question, the tool's own support website and/or user forum is usually your best bet. There is really no electronics design content in this question. \$\endgroup\$
    – user16324
    Aug 30, 2021 at 21:10

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The standard keys to use to switch to a given view are:

  • 2D: 2
  • 3D 3

If you add CTRL + ALT to these, the camera will retain your current view after the switch takes place:

  • 3D to 2D: Ctrl + Alt + 2
  • 2D to 3D: Ctrl + Alt + 3

These commands aren't overtly well documented. I came across them by chance a few months ago here: Altium Documentation


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