I started a project by importing a .dae object and have completed the changes I want however everything is at the bottom of the 'workspace' (see image below) and I have searched everywhere (probably not) to determine how to the axis (X and Y) to the center of the workspace. I can move my object and move the 3d cursor but cannot work out how to center the axis.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hold Shift + Middle Mouse Button (scroll wheel) and move your mouse up (pan camera) $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2021 at 4:40

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If you want the view to pivot around the object, you could select the object and press Numpad . (period) to center the view on that object.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I didn't think to try and other keys on the numpad (only the numeric ones). Can I slip in another question here? How to snap the 3d cursor to the intersection of all axis (trying to select it and move using shift RMB is a hit and miss affair). $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2021 at 5:31
  • $\begingroup$ @John Object > Snap > Cursor to World Origin :) $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2021 at 6:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Jachym. I had tried using shift S so I was 'barking up the wrong tree' $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2021 at 6:41

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