Set Model Space Viewports
the Model tab, you can split the drawing area into one or more adjacent rectangular
views known as model space viewports.
Viewports are areas that display different views
of your model. As you work on the Model tab, you can split the drawing
area into one or more adjacent rectangular views known as model
space viewports. In large or complex drawings, displaying
different views reduces the time needed to zoom or pan in a single
view. Also, errors you might miss in one view may be apparent in
Viewports created on the Model tab completely
fill the drawing area and do not overlap. As you make changes in
one viewport, the others are updated simultaneously. Three model
space viewports are shown in the illustration.
You can also create viewports on a layout tab.
You use those viewports, called layout viewports, to
arrange the views of your drawing on a sheet. You can move and resize
layout viewports. By using layout viewports, you have more control
over the display; for example, you can freeze certain layers in
one layout viewport without affecting the others. For more information
about layouts and layout viewports, see
Create Multiple-View Drawing Layouts (Paper Space).
Use Model Space Viewports
With model space viewports, you can do the following:
- Pan; zoom; set Snap, Grid, and UCS icon
modes; and restore named views.
- Save user coordinate
system orientations with individual viewports.
- Draw from one viewport to another when
executing a command.
- Name a viewport arrangement so that you
can reuse it on the Model tab or insert it on a layout tab.
Setting up different coordinate systems in individual
viewports is useful if you typically work on 3D models. See
Assign User Coordinate System Orientations to Viewports.
Split and Join Model Space
illustrations below show several default model space viewport configurations.
You can easily modify model space viewports
by splitting and joining them. If you want to join two viewports,
they must share a common edge of the same length.
To subdivide a viewport on the Model
To join two viewports on the Model tab
To restore a single viewport on the Model
To switch from a layout tab to the Model
- Click the Model tab at the bottom of
the drawing area.