Navigating the Model

Get started with our 3D Model by learning how to rotate, zoom, pan and select.

How to Navigate the Model



To rotate the model, drag your finger across the screen on iPad, or hold left click and drag your cursor across the screen on Mac. Drag left and right to rotate the model, or up and down to get a higher or lower angle view. The model will rotate around the point where you begin to drag, allowing you to have full control of the rotation.


To zoom in, place two fingers close together on the screen and spread them apart on iPad. On Mac, scroll to zoom your view in or out or use the plus and minus keys on your keyboard. To zoom back out, place two fingers apart on the screen and pinch them together.


To pan around the model without rotating, place two fingers on the iPad screen and move them together in the same direction, or hold right click while dragging your mouse across the screen on Mac. Alternatively, hold shift while clicking and dragging across the screen to get the same effect. This is particularly useful when zoomed in.

Selecting a Structure

To select a structure, simply tap or click on it. The infobox will open, containing information and tools on the selected structure. To deselect a structure, simply tap outside the model, or tap another structure to select it instead.

Choosing Body Regions

Choose to look at the full body or a specific region with the ‘Isolate Region’ button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Select it to reveal a menu of body regions. You can choose to view the Full Body, or select up to two body regions to focus on. After choosing regions, only structures in those regions will be shown.

Showing and Hiding Systems

To turn on a system, select its icon to display plus and minus buttons which allow you to add and remove layers within that system. Hold down on a system icon to turn it on or off entirely. The skeletal system includes access to layers featuring bone parts and surfaces, and muscle insertion points.

Restoring Hidden Structures

When a system contains structures that have been hidden or faded, a small marker will appear beside that system’s icon. To return all structures within the system to being fully visible, select the system icon and then ‘Show Hidden’. To reset all structures across all systems, including hidden or faded structures and tool work, select the ‘Reset’ button in the top left of the screen.

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