Hi @theoutside ,
Thanks for your support, but I’m already using ‘Zoom Selected’ a lot (assigned to my mouse mid button).
In my opinion, this is just a workaround to make the navigation in perspective projection a bit less painful… When you’re navigating in the model, you shouldn’t be forced to select an object (which also can be locked and therefore not selectable) and type some command just to be able continue to zoom in/out.
This is obviously not ergonomic at all, as you’ve to perform three extra actions (1. choose an object - 2. select it - 3. execute the command) that have absolutely nothing to do with the original intent of navigating the model. Although I got used to it over the years, it still feels unnatural and cumbersome.
Not to mention the non-linear zooming increments in perspective mode, which sometimes makes you overshoot the geometry you’re interested in…
The parallel view fixes all these issues, and also become my favorite projection mode. Unfortunately, I never found a way to switching between 2d/3d without landing on perspective mode at some point. I also defined an alias to quickly switch between perspective/parallel as follow:
!-_ViewportProperties _Projection _Toggle _Enter _Enter
But again, this implies an extra action, that occurs maybe hundreds of times each day.
It definitely should be possible to decide between Perspective and Parallel, and stick with it while switching between 3d and 2d.