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Edit in the Maximized Viewport Environment
Tip# 3929 By Danny Korem On 09-Jul-2012
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Categories : Paper Space
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
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Use the Maximize Viewport setting to work on paper space viewports.

Frequent tipster Danny Korem discusses his preferred working environment for editing AutoCAD drawings in paper space.

"What would be the best place to work: Is it model space? Is it paper space? The answer is probably neither. Personally, I find the Maximize Viewport setting the best place to work. Even if the viewport is unlocked, an unintentional pan (or anything else) won't affect the viewport's scale. You may even get used to working under the regime of a red framework. Once done, you can return to regular paper space by clicking the icon in the system tray.

"Why do I find this appealing? It's as natural as model space due to the viewport's annotation scale. It displays everything the way it will look in paper space, but displays a full screen. The viewport's layer management (the display in a viewport is not necessarily the same in model space) and the UCS you are using are not necessarily the same as in your model. These seem to be good reasons to adopt the maximized viewport as your favorite graphics environment."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: I know several users that edit paper space viewports in the Maximize Viewport settings. To enter this state, type VPMax on the Command line; when finished, type VPMin on the Command line to return to normal. This editing mode will take you from paper space to model space and provide you a window the full size of your screen in which you can work. It won’t mess up your viewport scale, rotation, or view. It lets you work in model space without leaving paper space, but gets the paper space environment out of your way. Any linework or annotation that you have in paper space will be hidden so that you can’t see it or edit it. If you are in paper space and need to edit your objects in model space, want the paper space objects out of your way, and don’t want to mess up your view, this is the setting for you.


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Comment by Fournier Jr CTS,George V
Posted on 2012-07-09 14:15:37
Don't forget the VPmax & VPmin button is on the right hand side of the Application Status Bar for those of us who are button happy!

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