Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewport basics, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Now that we have our layout set…and our design is here in Model Space,…we're ready to create some Viewports.…I'll go to the View menu,…down to Viewports,…and click 1 Viewport,…and I'm gonna draw my rectangle…right around here.…I'll double click inside the Viewport,…and now we can pan and zoom inside the Viewport…to set our view.…I'm trying to center this Top view…right around here.…I'll double click outside the Viewport,…and now I want to select the Viewport…and see what scale…my zooming is taking me to.…
We can see that it's actually .8402,…which is not a standard scale.…I want this Viewport to be at 1:1,…so I'll change the Standard scale here…to 1:1.…Now, the Viewport is to scale,…and if we add any dimensions in Paper Space,…they will automatically scale to the Viewport…provided we use our object snaps…so the dimension knows the object to which its attached.…Also, as long as we use object snaps…and we update the geometry,…the dimensions should update as well.…
I say should…only because occasionally…the object changes so drastically…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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