Note: if you are not able to see any 3D objects in 3D window, check whether any 3D models are loaded in 3D Objects window. Check the boxes in front of each model to load.
All 3D models are centered in 3D View window. Hint: Click the corner of the Axis Indicator to zoom to the extent.\
Place the cursor at the top of the 3D Window so the double arrow icon appears. Select it with a left mouse click, hold down, and drag the 3D window. All windows in SYNCHRO can be resized by this method.
To undock a window, double click in the window header.
To undock a single tab, left-click on the tab and keep holding the mouse button while moving the mouse. The tab will be undocked as a new window. See the screenshot below for undocking the Gantt tab.
To resize the undocked window, hover over a window corner until a diagonal arrow appears, then left-click and drag to the desired size.
To re-dock the window in the previous location, simply double-click the window header.
To re-dock to the main tab, use the Move to Main Tab option.
To re-dock the window in a different location, left-click and drag in the window header. Move the mouse over another window until the smart window placement icons hover over one of the icons - a blue preview of where the window will be placed will be shown. Release the mouse button to place.
If you close any of these windows, you can re-open them by selecting the appropriate icons in the Windows tab. You can open more than one 3D window, which is the reason the 3D icon is not marked.
To reset the window layout to the default, select Windows tab > Windows Placement panel > select Reset > Placement.
Select (left mouse click) the Gantt tab (at the bottom of the Support Panel) to display the Gantt. The schedule should look like this.
Note: The left side of the Gantt window is called the Task List and the right side is referred to as the Gantt Chart.
Move the mouse into the Task List Grouping. This schedule is organized by Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). In the Plan ribbon > Grouping panel, ensure that it is set to WBS. Schedules may alternatively be structured via Custom (no summaries or indent structure).
To Scroll, use the scroll bar on the right in the Task List. Or, roll the middle mouse button wheel forward and back to scroll up and down respectively.
Collapse / Expand. In the Task List, click on the icon next to any WBS summary to collapse the schedule to that level. When collapsed, click on the icon to expand the summary task.
Collapse / Expand. Right click in the Task List and choose Collapse > All to view only the top level Right click again and choose Expand > All to see all the tasks again.
Hint: In the Task List or any table in Synchro, use SHIFT and Left Arrow keys together to collapse. Similarly, use SHIFT and Right Arrow keys together to expand
Firs move the mouse into the Gantt Chart.
To Pan, hold down the middle mouse button then move the mouse up, down, left and right
To Zoom, roll the middle mouse button wheel forward and back to zoom in and out respectively.
To Center a task in the Gantt Chart, double click in the white space for the SELECTED task.