Switch Between Layouts in the Current Drawing
 
 
 

Preview and switch between the model space and layouts in the current drawing with the Quick View Layouts tool.

When you click the Quick View Layouts button on the status bar, the model space and layouts in the drawing are displayed in a horizontal row.

You can plot or publish when you move the cursor over a Quick View image of a layout. The toolbar displayed below the Quick View images of drawings has the following options:

You can do any of the following with a Quick View layout image:

TipIf you often work with many open drawings or many layouts in a drawing, you can use multiple monitors to display complete rows of Quick View images.

If a row of Quick View images extends beyond the application display area, scroll arrows display on the left or right side of the row. You can scroll to view the other images.

NoteThe Quick View feature will not be fully functional if the drawing is still opening and not fully loaded.

Update Quick View Layout Images

Quick View images for layouts are not updated dynamically when working on a layout. They are updated when you switch between layouts or use the UPDATETHUMBSNOW command.

When a drawing does not have a stored image for a layout, a placeholder image is displayed instead.

This placeholder image is displayed in the following cases:

To preview model space and layouts in a drawing
To update a thumbnail image
To make a model space or layout current
To specify the page setup for a layout in Quick View
To create a layout in Quick View
To rename a layout in Quick View
To import a layout from a template in Quick View
To arrange layouts in Quick View
To duplicate a layout in Quick View
NoteThis option is not available in model space.
To arrange layouts in Quick View
To activate the previous layout in Quick View
To select all layouts in Quick View
To export a layout to model space in Quick View
To plot a layout in Quick View
To publish a layout in Quick View
Commands
System Variables