Category Archives: Viewports

Issues With Using DEFPOINTS for Viewports

It may seem like a great idea to use the layer “DEFPOINTS” as the layer for your viewports since it doesn’t plot by default. And you may have heard from various posts that you shouldn’t do so but may have not … Continue reading

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Use Align Space to Easily Align A Viewport View

Rotating a view within a viewport can be quite involved when using the DVIEW command as was shown in this post: But as a guest named Nick pointed out, the ALIGNSPACE command from the Express Tools is a quick way … Continue reading

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Control the Display of The View Cube and Navigation Bar

Why is it that some drawings show that cube thingy and other drawings dont? Well here is how to control both the “cube thingy” (ViewCube) and the Navigation Bar (NB) that sits just below the View Cube (VC).   The … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Adding the Layout Tab to the ribbon

Today’s tip shows how to add the new ribbon tab called “layout” to the ribbon if it doesn’t exist. If your installation of AutoCAD 2013 doesn’t display this tab it is most likely because during installation, settings were migrated. Because … Continue reading

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Pan a Distance Within a Viewport

Need to pan your view within a viewport a specific distance? Here’s how: Double click the viewport to activate it -P <enter> to start the pan command in the command line Pick a point inside of the viewport to specify … Continue reading

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Viewport Clip

Say that you have a default rectangle viewport already set – you have the scale set and dimensions and the multileaders points to objects in your viewport. But then you want to trim some of the objects out of the … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Paper Space Viewports

With the new addition of the panel in the “View” tab that only pertains to Model Space viewports [shown here], you might want to know where to set your Paper Space viewports. In AutoCAD 2013, you now have a new … Continue reading

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