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So I can't seem to find this topic anywhere and I'm not sure if any other user experience this, but whenever I draft (most of the time in 2D), I find that I have to press CMD+5 a lot of the times as layers automatically become a 3D view.

Does anyone know to stop this from happening? Perhaps I may have click a shortcut key that activated this?

Thanks!

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More than likely that you are clicking on the 3D Selection tool rather than the 2D Selection tool. The former immediately takes you to Top View in lieu of Top/Plan View. Clicking on the Flyover tool does the same thing.

You may also be invoking a 3D view by pressing on the numeric keypad keys. 1-9 are 3D views. 0 is Top/Plan View

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No.

If you mostly need to do 2D drawings and are accidentally choosing the 3D Selection tool or Flyover tool on the Basic palette then modify your Workspace to:

- Remove them both from the Basic palette.

- Add the 3D Selection tool to the 3D Modelling palette.

If your problem is the numeric keypad then you will need to train yourself out of that habit.

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I rarely use the tool palette, but CMD+5 is already a habit of mine whenever my layers are not snapping. Thanks for the suggestions, I guess this is just one of the many quirks of vectorworks I have to get used to.

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I've been using Vectorworks for nearly 17 years and have never had it switch spontaneously to a 3D view. It just does not happen!

The switching to a 3D view will be due to something you are doing. It sounds like you use keyboard shortcuts a lot so try and take note of the key combinations you are using that trigger it.

If you have modified your keyboard shortcuts you may have inadvertently created a key combination that switches the view to a 3D one.

Mac laptops have slightly different behaviour to Mac desktops and the Function key will turn the U, I, O, J, K and L keys into the numbers that will switch you to a 3D view. Having the Number Lock key on has the same effect.

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If you accidently press any number buttons on the right side of the key board it changes to corresponding view.

Thanks.

Siva.

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