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Multiple Viewports in Model Space
Tip# 4285 By Levi Connolly On 07-Apr-2014
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Categories : Viewports, Zoom, Other
Software type : AutoCAD 2014
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Minimize scrolling by using up to four viewports at once.

Levi Connolly sent in this tip about being in two places at once in an AutoCAD drawing.

Have you ever found yourself scrolling back and forth from one spot to another in model space, referencing material in one place and checking tables in another, zooming in and out, panning over here and back there? I use multiple viewports to be in two places (or three or four) at once in model space! You have the ability to view up to four viewports at a time in various arrangements.

This handy tool is located on the ribbon in the View tab under the Viewport configuration pull-down menu. For the non–ribbon users, the command is also located in the View menu under Viewports.


 

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: This was popular back in the day before easy mouse scrolling zooms, when zooming and panning around in a drawing was a much more time-consuming task. As Levi points out, this can still be a time-saving practice today.

 

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User comments
Comment by Tulis,Ralph
Posted on 2014-04-07 14:34:58
Such a simple concept. While it may be dated, it still has real value. Especially when copying entities from one part of a model to another.
Comment by Tulis,Ralph
Posted on 2014-04-07 14:35:23
Such a simple concept. While it may be dated, it still has real value. Especially when copying entities from one part of a model to another.
Comment by Hasty,Tony
Posted on 2014-04-08 10:10:53
I personally use viewports in Model Space a lot when drawing in 3D and creating models. Multiple viewports help to insure that things go as planned when creating and /or modifying objects. Not always easy to detect in a single view.
Comment by McSwain,R.K.
Posted on 2014-04-28 13:51:02
Those are good comments Ralph and Tony. Thanks for the feedback.


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