Viewports-Dialog-Box

Viewports Dialog Box

Viewports Dialog Box

The options available depend on whether you are configuring model space viewports
(on the Model layout) or layout viewports (on a named (paper space) layout).

Tabs for Model space viewports: New Viewports—Model Space, Named Viewports—Model Space

Tabs for layout viewports: New Viewports—Layouts, Named Viewports—Layouts

It is important to create layout viewports on their own layer. When you are ready
to output your drawing, you can turn off the layer and output the layout without the
boundaries of the layout viewports.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

New Viewports Tab—Model Space (Viewports Dialog Box)

New Name

Specifies a name for the new model space viewport configuration. If you do not enter
a name, the viewport configuration is applied but not saved. If a viewport configuration
is not saved, it cannot be used in a layout.

Standard Viewports

Lists and sets the standard viewport configurations, including CURRENT, which is the
current configuration.

Preview

Displays a preview of the viewport configuration you select and the default views
assigned to each individual viewport in the configuration.

Apply To

Applies the model space viewport configuration to the entire display or to the current
viewport.

  • Display: Applies the viewport configuration to the entire Model tab display.
  • Current Viewport: Applies the viewport configuration to the current viewport only.
Setup

Specifies either a 2D or a 3D setup. When you select 2D, the new viewport configuration
is initially created with the current view in all of the viewports. When you select
3D, a set of standard orthogonal 3D views is applied to the viewports in the configuration.

Change View To

Replaces the view in the selected viewport with the view you select from the list.
You can choose a named view, or if you have selected 3D setup, you can select from
the list of standard views. Use the Preview area to see the choices.

Visual Style (not in AutoCAD LT)

Applies a visual style to the viewport. All available visual styles are displayed.

Named Viewports Tab—Model Space (Viewports Dialog Box)

Lists all saved model viewport configurations in the drawing.

Current Name

Displays the name of the current viewport configuration.

New Viewports Tab—Layouts (Viewports Dialog Box)

Standard Viewports

Displays a list of standard viewport configurations and configures layout viewports.

Preview

Displays a preview of the viewport configuration you select and the default views
assigned to each individual viewport in the configuration.

Viewport Spacing

Specifies the spacing you want to apply between the layout viewports you are configuring.

Setup

Specifies either a 2D or a 3D setup. When you select 2D, the new viewport configuration
is initially created with the current view in all of the viewports. When you select
3D, a set of standard orthogonal 3D views is applied to the viewports in the configuration.

Change View To

Replaces the view in the selected viewport with the view you select from the list.
You can choose a named view, or if you have selected 3D setup, you can select from
the list of standard views.

Named Viewports Tab—Layouts (Viewports Dialog Box)

Displays any saved and named model space viewport configurations for you to use in
the current layout. You cannot save and name a layout viewport configuration.

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