Andria Lynch shares a tip on using the ViewCube in AutoCAD while working on two-dimensional drawings.
"I have found no real need to have the ViewCube on when doing 2D drafting. To turn off the ViewCube while working in 2D, type the system variable NAVVCUBEDISPLAY. There are four settings:
- 0 — ViewCube is not displayed in 2D or 3D visual style
- 1 — ViewCube is displayed in 3D visual styles, but not in 2D visual styles
- 2 — ViewCube is displayed in 2D visual styles, but not in 3D visual styles
- 3 — ViewCube is displayed in both 2D and 3D visual styles.
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: The ViewCube is a navigation device in AutoCAD and most other Autodesk products. Once you master it in one Autodesk product, you will be able to use it in any. It's really meant to be used while working in a 3D environment, so I understand why a user would want to turn it off in a 2D environment. The four settings affect the ViewCube's visibility: 0 turns it off completely; 3 turns it completely on; and 1 and 2 will display it only in 3D environments or only in 2D environments, respectively. Out of the box, it comes set to 3.