Have You Tried: Faster Zooming and Panning in AutoCAD

zooming and panning in AutoCAD

Because you frequently zoom and pan when working in drawings, it’s important to be as efficient as possible with these operations. Even small improvements add up over time. There are also some techniques you can use to provide better control over what’s displayed when you roll the mouse wheel. Here’s an example.

Here’s an example:

zoom in AutoCAD

When you know what tools and settings are available for panning and zooming, you will gain the following benefits:

• Employ efficient ways to zoom to an area in the drawing
• Control the rate with which you zoom in or out
• Quickly reduce the visual complexity of a view
• Zoom forward and back between to several previous views

Learn more about using various commands, options, and system variables that affect zoom and pan operations along with some the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Faster Zooming and Panning 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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