Increases or decreases
the magnification of the view in the current viewport.
Ribbon: View tabNavigate panelRealtimeNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
Shortcut menu: With
no objects selected, right-click in the drawing area and choose
Zoom to zoom in real time.
Command entry: zoom
You can change the magnification
of a view by zooming in and out, which is similar to zooming in
and out with a camera. Using ZOOM does not change the absolute size
of objects in the drawing. It changes only the magnification of
In a perspective view, ZOOM displays the
cannot use ZOOM transparently during
or while ZOOM,
is in progress.
Specify corner of window,
enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or
Zooms to display the entire drawing in the current
viewport. In a plan view, All zooms to the grid limits or current
extents, whichever is greater. In a 3D view, ZOOM All is equivalent
to ZOOM Extents. The display shows all objects even if the drawing
extends outside the grid limits.
In the illustration,
LIMITS is greater than
the extents of the drawing.
Because it always regenerates the drawing, you cannot
use ZOOM All transparently.
Zooms to display a view defined by a center point
and a magnification value or a height. A smaller value for the height
increases the magnification. A larger value decreases the magnification.
Specify center point: Specify
a point (1)
or height <current>: Enter a value or press ENTER
Pans and zooms using a rectangular viewbox. The
view box represents your view, which you can shrink or enlarge and
move around the drawing. Positioning and sizing the view box pans
or zooms to fill the viewport with the view inside the view box.
- To change the size of the view box, click,
resize it, and click again to accept the new size of the view box.
- To pan with the view box, drag it to
the location you want and press ENTER.
Zooms in or out to display the extents of the drawing.
This results in the largest possible display of all the objects.
Zooms to display the previous view. You can restore
up to 10 previous views.
you change the visual style, the view is changed. If you enter ZOOM
Previous, it restores the previous view, which is shaded differently
but not zoomed differently.
Zooms to change the magnification of a view using
a scale factor.
Enter a scale factor
(nX or nXP): Specify a value
- Enter a value followed by x to
specify the scale relative to the current view.
- Enter a value followed by xp to
specify the scale relative to paper space units.
For example, entering .5x causes each
object to be displayed at half its current size on the screen.
Entering .5xp displays
model space at half the scale of paper space units. You can create
a layout with each viewport displaying objects at a different scale.
Enter a value to specify the scale relative
to the grid limits of the drawing. (This option is rarely used.)
For example, entering 2 displays objects at twice the
size they would appear if you were zoomed to the limits of the drawing.
Zooms to display an area specified by two opposite
corners of a rectangular window.
Specify first corner: Specify
a point (1)
Specify opposite corner: Specify
a point (2)
Zooms to display one or more selected objects
as large as possible and in the center of the view. You can select
objects before or after you start the ZOOM command.
- Real Time
Zooms interactively to change the magnification
of the view.
Press ESC or ENTER
to exit, or right-click to display the shortcut menu
The cursor changes to a magnifying glass with plus
(+) and minus (-) signs. See
Zoom Shortcut Menu for
a description of the options that are available while zooming in real
Holding down the pick button at the midpoint of
the window and moving vertically to the top of the window zooms
in to 100%. Conversely, holding the pick button down at the midpoint of
the window and moving vertically to the bottom of the window zooms
out by 100%.
When you reach the zoom-in limit, the plus sign in
the cursor disappears, indicating that you can no longer zoom in.
When you reach the zoom-out limit, the minus sign in the cursor disappears,
indicating that you can no longer zoom out.
When you release the pick button, zooming stops.
You can release the pick button, move the cursor to another location
in the drawing, and then press the pick button again and continue to
zoom the display from that location.
To exit zooming, press ENTER or ESC.