When modifying the position of modeled geometry using the pan tool you often need to zoom in close to make sure you are positioning it correctly. However, sometimes this is difficult if the panning manipulator is far from your focus as it is placed in the center of the geometry by default.
To make this process of precisely positioning your model easier you can change the position of the panning manipulator in Trimble RealWorks. To do this select the Change Manipulator Location from the Modify Geometry tool bar or use the short cut key of the letter c. Then click where you would like the manipulator moved to.
You can see in the image below that the manipulator has been moved closer to the area being modeled.
Panning the model can now be done as usual but with the added benefit of being visible when zoomed in very closely on the area of interest.
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Jason Hayes is a Product Manager at Trimble Inc., where he is responsible for guiding the development of 3D laser scanning software and promoting Trimble laser scanning solutions.
Prior to joining the software team, Jason worked as the Product Manager for the Oil, Gas, and Chemical division to bring the Trimble CX and Trimble TX8 laser scanners to market.