Have You Tried: AutoCAD Views With Names

AutoCAD view with name

For this Have You Tried, we’re going to give names to AutoCAD views.

A view consists of a specific magnification, location, and orientation that you can save and assign a name. This is called a named view. Named views make it easy to return to a specific view of the drawing at any time. Specific layer visibility settings can also be included in a named view.

We’ll go over how to:

• Create a named view
• Restore a named view
• Update the named view’s layer visibility settings
• Hyperlink to a named view
• Insert a named view in a layout

AutoCAD layer view

Learn how to make the most of named views, with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Views with Names topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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