Create and Modify Layout
You can create a single
layout viewport that fits the entire layout or create multiple layout
viewports in the layout. Once you create the viewports, you can
change their size, their properties, and also scale and move them
NoteIt is important to
create layout viewports on their own layer. When you are ready to
plot, you can turn off the layer and plot the layout without plotting the
boundaries of the layout viewports.
MVIEW, you have several
options for creating one or more layout viewports. You can also
ARRAY to create multiple
Create Nonrectangular Layout
can create a new viewport with nonrectangular boundaries by converting
an object drawn in paper space into a layout viewport.
You can use the
MVIEW command to create
- With the Object option, you can select
a closed object, such as a circle or closed polyline created in
paper space, to convert into a layout viewport. The object that
defines the viewport boundary is associated with the viewport after
the viewport is created
- With the Polygonal option, you can create
a nonrectangular layout viewport by specifying points. The prompts
are the same as the prompts for creating a polyline
you want to suppress the display of the boundary of a layout viewport,
you should turn off the layer of the nonrectangular viewport instead
of freezing it. If the layer of a nonrectangular layout viewport
is frozen, the viewport is not clipped correctly.
Redefine Layout Viewport
can redefine the boundary of a layout viewport by using the
VPCLIP command. You
can either select an existing object to designate as the new boundary,
or specify the points of a new boundary. The new boundary does not
clip the old boundary, it redefines it.
A nonrectangular viewport
consists of two objects: the viewport itself and the clipping boundary.
You can make changes to the viewport, the clipping boundary, or
NoteIn the Properties
palette, the default selection for a nonrectangular viewport is
Viewport. This is because you are more likely to change the properties
of the viewport than of the clipping boundary.
Resize Layout Viewports
want to change the shape or size of a layout viewport, you can use
grips to edit the vertices just as you edit any object with grips.
To create a new layout viewport
To create a viewport configuration on
To place a named viewport configuration
into a layout
To modify layout viewport properties
using the Properties palette
To clip a layout viewport boundary