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Display modes

Display modes

View is a combination of the size, position and orientation of a drawing fragment on the screen.

There are different tools and methods allowing you to orient in the document when you edit it. You can zoom or pan the working area for visual control of changes in the document; you can save a selected view for further display or printing; you can separate the working area of a document into several non-overlapping viewports to display different drawing fragments at the same time.

Display modes

The main methods to change the document display on the screen are zooming and panning.

Zoom command enlarges the view of a drawing segment for better detailing or decreases it to display more of the drawing. Absolute sizes are not changed during zooming.

Pan command allows you to pan the drawing without decreasing or enlarging it.

Zoom and Pan commands are available in the View – Zoom menu or on the Zoom toolbar. For your convenience, most frequently used commands are on the Main toolbar and in the status bar.

note: You can zoom using the mouse wheel. Moving the mouse with the wheel pressed and held allows panning.

 

Pan command

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Navigate >  Pan

MouseOK   Menu: View – Zoom >  Pan

MouseOK   Toolbar: Main –

MouseOK   Status bar

KeyboardOK Command line: PAN, VIEWPAN

The mode to pan the image, occurs when you move the cursor with pressed left button, the image is moved dynamically to horizontal, vertical and diagonal directions. The scale of the document is not changed.

After starting the command, the cursor has the shape.

With the left button pressed, the cursor has the  shape.

To exit from pan mode, press the ESC or ENTER buttons.

Zoom

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Navigate >  Realtime

MouseOK   Menu: View – Zoom >  Zoom Dynamic

MouseOK   Toolbar: Main –

MouseOK   Status bar  

KeyboardOK Command line: ZOOMD, VIEWZOOMDYNAMIC

Turns on the mode in which you can increase an object’s size on the screen by moving the mouse up and decrease it by moving it down.

After starting the command from the View menu or Main toolbar, the cursor has the .shape.

When you release the button the zoom stops; you can move the cursor to another position and press the button again to continue zooming in a new position.

To exit from the zoom mode, press the ESC or ENTER buttons.

If you start the command in the status bar (button), the following options are available:

Specify corner of window or
[
All/Center/Dynamic/Extents /Scale/RScale/Window/Object] <real time>:

Command options:

All

Displays the entire document, even if some objects are outside the specified limits. Not only drawing limits, but also document limits are taken into account in this mode:

Center

Places the image in the center of the screen. Scale of the document is not changed, only the image is panned.

Displays the image in the center in the specified point with given scaling coefficient or height.

Identical to launching the  Center command.

Setting height value less than current one leads to image increase. Setting larger value results in image reduction

Dynamic

Changes scale of the image on the screen in real time.

The cursor’s movement enlarges the image on the screen, if the left button of mouse is pressed and the cursor goes. The image decreases on the screen, if the left button of the mouse is pressed and the cursor goes down.

Extents

Displays the entire document inside its borders. Borders of the specified document limits are not taken into account (in comparison with All):

Scale

Changes the scale of the document using the precise scale factor.

The image on the screen is decreased or increased according to the specified document limits and the value.

RScale

Changes the document scale using the precise scale factor.

The image on the screen is decreased or increased relative to the limits of the current document view and according to the specified value.

Window

Specifies display area of the document using two opposite corners of a rectangular frame.

Object

Displays selected objects of the document on the screen. Select one or several objects on the screen after you select the Object option. The image is displayed after all objects are selected and the ENTER button is pressed.

If objects were selected beforehand – the display of image is reconstructed after the Object option is selected.

Window

MouseOK    Ribbon: View Navigate >  Window

MouseOK    Menu: View Navigation >  Zoom Window

MouseOK    Toolbars: Main, Navigation

MouseOK    Status bar –

KeyboardOK Command line: ZOOMW

Sets the display area of the document by specifying two opposite corners of a rectangular frame.

In the process of specifying, for precise positioning of the window, it is convenient to use a one-time object snap from the context menu calling it by clicking the right mouse button while holding CTRL (or SHIFT).

Scale

MouseOK    Ribbon: View Navigate >  Scale

MouseOK    Menu: View Navigation >  Zoom scale

MouseOK    Toolbar: Navigation

Changes the scale (zoom rate) of a document by specifying the exact scale factor.

The screen image is enlarged or reduced by a specified value relative to the specified document limits.

 

Zoom 1:1

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Navigate >  Zoom 1:1

MouseOK   Menu: View – Zoom >  Zoom 1:1

KeyboardOK Command line: ZOOM1, VIEWZOOM1X1

An image is scaled so that one pixel on the screen corresponds to one image point according to the specified DPI value.

Zoom Center

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Zoom >  Center

MouseOK    Menu: View – Zoom >  Center

MouseOK    Toolbar: Zoom –

Displays image in the center in the specified point with given scaling coefficient or height.

Command prompts:

Specify center point:

Enter magnification or height <200.00>:

First specify the point that will be the center of zoomed fragment, and then set magnification or height. One can enter numeric value in the command line or determine height by specifying two points on the screen.

Setting height value less than current one leads to image increase. Setting larger value results in image reduction.

Zoom All

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Navigate >  Zoom All

MouseOK   Menu: View – Zoom >  Zoom All

MouseOK   Toolbar: Main –

MouseOK   Status bar:

KeyboardOK Hotkeys: ALT+0

KeyboardOK Command line: ZOOMALL, VIEWZOOMALL

Displays the whole document, even if some objects are outside the specified limits.

Zoom Selected

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Navigate >  Zoom Object

MouseOK   Menu: View – Zoom >  Zoom Selected

MouseOK   Toolbar: Main –

KeyboardOK Command line: FITSEL, FITSELECTED

Displays the selected objects.

Zoom Window

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Navigate >  Zoom Window

MouseOK   Menu: View – Zoom >  Zoom Window

MouseOK   Toolbar: Main –

MouseOK   Status bar

KeyboardOK Command line: ZOOMW

Selects an area on the screen, the area is specified with two opposite corners of the rectangular frame.

Zoom In

MouseOK    Ribbon: View – Navigate >  Zoom In

MouseOK   Menu: View – Zoom >  Zoom In

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