Category Archives: Viewports

AutoLISP: Align Viewports Vertically

Link to http://www.autocadtips.wordpress.com This routine compliments the previous routine quite nicely. But this time it aligns viewports vertically. The same tip that I mentioned in the previous tip applies here as well. If you need to cycle through to another … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Align Viewports Horizontally

Link to http://www.autocadtips.wordpress.com This routine is a gem. It allows you to easily align a viewport to another viewport by snapping to objects within the viewport. It works with viewports that have the same scale and for viewports with different … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Set PSLTSCALE for All Viewports

http://wp.me/p1aURt-jN The system variable PSLTSCALE (Paper Space LineType SCALE) has been mentioned [here] so this LISP routine is a great example of automating the process of changing this setting in all of your viewports for you. Here’s how: PS0 <enter> … Continue reading

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Add Annotation Scale by Match Properties

The original post can be found here: http://wp.me/p1aURt-jH Quick tip: This only works for ADDING annotation scales to objects, not deleting them… I will post on how to create Annotation scales shortly. The new Annotation scaling feature is great for … Continue reading

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Cycle Through View Ports using CTRL + R

You may have read that you can cycle through View Ports in books and other websites but if you don’t see it in action, you may not fully understand its usefulness. Here is an example of a layout tab that has … Continue reading

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Rotate Viewport

Here’s how to rotate a viewport and rotate THE VIEW of the objects within the viewport: Simply change a system variable. The variable is VPROTATEASSOCC As seen below, <0> = OFF & <1> = ON

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Disable Viewport Activation

While working in paper-space, you may be wanting to simply move things around. The trouble sometimes is  accidentally activating an unlocked viewport and messing up the correct position or scale of the that viewport. In a perfect world, the viewport should be locked … Continue reading

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