Exercise 1: Draw a viewport for the inset

You can create your own viewports, as well as customizing the ones that appear on the template by default. In this exercise, you will draw a viewport on a map tile to show a zoomed-in detail.

NoteThis exercise uses the map you modified in the previous lesson.

To create the viewport

  1. Click the layout tab for the tile on which the inset will appear.

    In this example, the inset appears on B-25.

  2. At the Command prompt, type vports.

    The Command prompt appears as soon as you begin typing anywhere within the map window.

  3. On the New Viewports tab of the Viewports dialog box, in the Standard Viewports list, select Single and click OK.
  4. Place your cursor over the blank area next to the main viewport.
  5. Drag to draw the viewport on the layout, and click when it is the size you want.
  6. Leave the map open and the current layout tab displayed for the following exercise.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 2: Change the information displayed in the viewport