Creating viewports with islands


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Creating viewports with islands

The viewports that we create on our layouts are very flexible. I mean, we don't have to stick with the standard rectangle. We can also clip viewports into many different shapes. The downside to a clipped viewport is that it's based on a polyline, which means that certain shapes like a doughnut are not allowed, because you cannot have a shape within another shape. Well, in this lesson we're going to avoid the polyline altogether and create a viewport using an even more powerful object called region. On my screen I have some simple geometry. I've drawn a rectangle and some circles.

At this point I am going to open the Draw panel and I'll launch the Region command. I will then select all of my geometry and I'll press Enter. And if you look at the command line, you can see that AutoCAD has converted these three objects into three separate regions. A region is technically a solid object. In fact, it's a solid that has no volume. It is paper thin. You can create a regio...

Creating viewports with islands
Video duration: 6m 5s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Creating viewports with islands provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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