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Create Named Views from Paper Space Viewports
Tip# 3601 By Danny Korem On 20-Mar-2011
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Categories : Named Views
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
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Restore an existing viewport.

Tipster Danny Korem sends us a tip about creating named views in model space from a viewport in paper space in AutoCAD.

"You can create a model space named view by using an existing viewport within a layout and restoring it. Here's how: After a specific display (a specific scale and position) is achieved within a standard rectangular viewport while in paper space, draw a rectangle exactly at the viewport's opposite corners. Using the Change Space option, move that rectangle from paper space to model space (provided this is a singular viewport; otherwise, you must select a specific one). Go to the Model tab, and after aligning the UCS by the Plan command (using the Object option), define a named view by pointing to the opposite corners of the transferred rectangle.

"While in the layout, double-click within the original viewport (to ensure you are in model space) and restore the named view just created from a list of named views."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol:
Creating named views in AutoCAD can help you in many ways. They allow you to recreate specific views with a few clicks, they can be used for navigation in a file, and they can help to create new viewport locations. If you need to detail the same view in different viewports, then creating a named view is one way to help out. Once created, any viewport can be set to display that named view. If the view is rotated in the viewport, you can reuse that saved view to generate the same rotation in another viewport.


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Comment by Snelling,Sloan
Posted on 2012-05-09 23:08:51
Another way to go would be to use the maximize viewport button, having started from the viewport which is set up, then create the new VIEW in your modelspace. If your intention is to use this saved view for different drawings, then it would be best to uncheck SAVE LAYER SNAPSHOT, as it could create problems when using it with another drawing. If you need the LAYER SNAPSHOT saved, then on subsequent applications in new drawings you can UPDATE LAYERS from within the NEW VIEW SHOT PROPERTIES, to reflect a different set of layers, essentially creating a new layer filter (or SNAPSHOT) for the named view.