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Managing viewports from the command line

Managing viewports from the command line

Managing viewports from the command line

KeyboardOK Command line: -VPORTS, -VIEWPORTS

The command allows managing viewports both in model space and paper space.

The prompt with available options is displayed in the command line, after the command is launched:

Enter viewport option [Save/Restore/Delete/1/2/3/4/Object/Polygonal/REctangular/ Fit/ON(off)/Lock(unlock)/Clip]<1>:

Command options:

Save

Saves a current configuration of viewports in model space.

When the option is selected, model space is switched to paper space.

Restore

Restores previously saved configuration of viewports (selected configuration is shown on the screen).

When a configuration is selected in paper space it is offered to create a configuration of viewports the same as a current configuration of viewports in model space.

You can perform the operation with Restore configuration command.

Delete

Deletes a previously saved configuration of viewports in model space.

You can perform the operation with the Delete configuration command.

1

Restores a configuration with one viewport (view is taken from the last viewport) in model space.

Creates one viewport in paper space.

2

Creates a configuration with horizontal or vertical arrangement of viewports. An arrangement is specified with an option from the command line:

Enter an option [Horizontal/Vertical]<Vertical>:

3

Creates a configuration of three viewports. An arrangement is specified with an option from the command line:

Enter an option [Horizontal/Vertical/Left/Right/Top/Bottom]<Right>:

4

Creates a configuration of four viewports.

Object

Transforms previously created closed objects (circles, ellipses, closed polylines and splines) into viewports in paper space (for more information see “Create a viewport by object” section).

Polygonal

Creates a polygonal viewport in paper space.

Option is available in a current layout, where you want to place a viewport, and also is available in model space (for more information see “Create a polygonal viewport” section).

REctangular

Creates a rectangular viewport in paper space.

Option is available in a current layout, where you want to place a viewport, and also is available in model space (for more information see “Create a rectangular viewport” section).

Fit

The option allows creating an inscribed viewport in a current layout, where all objects from model space are inscribed.

ON(off)

Switches on/off display of viewport content.

Lock(unlock)

Locks/unlocks a viewport.

You can lock a viewport to make earlier specified scale unchanged (zooming inside a viewport does not change a scale of viewport).

Clip

Clips borders of viewports (for more information see “Set show boundary for a viewport” section).

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