Quick Reference

Clips layout viewport objects and reshapes the viewport border.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: View tabViewports panelClipNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Shortcut menu: Select the viewport to clip, right-click in the drawing area, and choose Viewport Clip.


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.

TipUse the generic CLIP command to clip images, external references, viewports, and underlays.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Clipping Object

Specifies an object to act as a clipping boundary. Objects that are valid as clipping boundaries include closed poly-lines, circles, ellipses, closed splines, and regions.


Draws a clipping boundary. You can draw line segments or arc segments by specifying points. The following prompt is displayed:

The descriptions of the Next Point, Arc, Close, Length, and Undo options match the descriptions of the corresponding options in the PLINE command.


Deletes the clipping boundary of a selected viewport. This option is available only if the selected viewport has already been clipped. If you clip a viewport that has been previously clipped, the original clipping boundary is deleted, and the new clipping boundary is applied.