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

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Viewports

When starting AutoCAD, the drawing area is composed of a single viewport where we create, view, and modify the drawing or the 3D scene. As the project advances, it may be useful to divide the drawing area in more viewports so that we can simultaneously view different parts of the model (for instance, a bridge drawing, where we want to see both extremes) or view it from different angles. We can start a command in one viewport and end it in another. As against the layout viewports, viewports in model space never overlap and completely fill the drawing area. Any model modification will be reflected in all viewports but visualization tools are independent. We can have viewports with different zooms, pans, orbits, or orthographic views, with ...

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