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Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos

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Views and cameras

If we changed the view direction, how can we come back to the plan view? Or see the model from another orthographic view? And how to save that view so that we can restore it anytime? These operations and the creation of cameras are presented next.

Predefined views

Predefined in AutoCAD, we have six orthographic views (Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Left, and Right) and four isometric views (Southwest Isometric, Southeast Isometric, Northeast Isometric, and Northwest Isometric). There are several ways to access them; some may activate another coordinate system.

View cube

The view cube, available since Version 2009, is a navigation tool placed by default in the viewport's top-right corner. When inactive, it is partially transparent. With ...

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