Have You Tried: Pre-scaled Layout Viewports

AutoCAD layout viewports

We’ve streamlined the way you create layout viewports. In the past, there were several steps you needed to follow to insert a view from model space onto a layout and get it sized correctly. This process was time consuming and inefficient.

New options in the MVIEW command make it much easier to create, scale, and place new views on a layout. For example, we added a new grip that you can use to specify or change the scale of a view. Other grips make it easy to move layout viewports and to change their boundaries.

AutoCAD layout viewport

Learn more about this new technique with a step-by-step example in the Have You Tried: Pre-scaled Layout Viewports 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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