Rotate Viewport Content to Match the Layout in AutoCAD 2011


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Rotating viewport content to match layout

Generally speaking title blocks come in two orientations, Portrait and Landscape. Unfortunately, these orientations don't always match up well with the CAD drawing. So in some cases you'll need to rotate the view of your geometry such that it fits better on the sheet. In this lesson we'll learn how to rotate a view such that our geometry matches the orientation of a title block. On my screen I have a drawing that represents a plat of survey. This cyan line represents the property boundary. As you can see there is also an existing home with a concrete driveway on the slot. Let me mention that the units in this drawing are set to decimal feet.

And since we're dealing with property the Y-axis represents the direction of north. Let's take a look at the layout. This is a typical 11x17 inch title block. I'd like to start by creating a viewport. I'll do that by selecting the View tab and I'll move down to the Viewports panel and I'll click New, I'll select...

Rotating viewport content to match layout
Video duration: 4m 55s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Rotating viewport content to match layout 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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