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Toggle the ViewCube
Tip# 3675 By Andria Lynch On 26-Jun-2011
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Categories : Display Control
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
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Adjust settings for the navigation device.

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.


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Comment by Karkula,William
Posted on 2011-06-28 14:48:26
I found when navigating in a 2d drawing, the view cube sometimes prevents me from completing a zoom window. So I programed a button to quickly turn it off using the following command. ^C^C_navcube;off; Works great in Autocad 2011
Comment by Karkula,William
Posted on 2011-06-28 15:06:55
Opps two vv's in the command ^C^C_navvcube;off; Bill