Introduction to Viewport AutoCAD
Auto Cad is 2d and 3d computer-aided engineering designing software which was developed by Autodesk. In AutoCAD, we have different sections in its working screen for managing its work properly. Viewport in one of the important section of Auto Cad. You can understand Viewport as a display window in which you can see your work during making any drawing in this software. Here in this article, we will discuss the different components of the viewport of auto cad and also learn how we can set a viewport window screen for seeing more than one viewport at a time. So let us start our discussion about this topic.
How to set Viewport in AutoCAD?
We will discuss all the important features one by one but before starting our discussion, let us have a look at the working screen of this software so that we can understand the viewport better.
Step 1: At the top of the working screen there is one ribbon which has the number of tabs such as Home tab, Insert tab, View tab, Annotation tab and many more for managing different command in this software, below this we have a working window which you can understand as the viewport, below this working window we have some navigation command for handling our work during making our project in this software.
Step 2: Go to View tab of the top ribbon of this software. You will find different components of viewport here in this bar. In viewport screen of this software, we have UCS icon at the lower left end of this software which shows you x y z plane direction for making any drawing in this software.
Step 3: You make enable this icon from the UCS icon option of the Viewport tool menu of View tab by click on it.
Step 4: Next component of this viewport is View cube which lies at the top right corner of the viewport screen. This view cube helps us for changing the view of our drawing such as you can change your view as Front, Right, Left or any other by click on this cube.
Step 5: You can enable this view cube by click on the icon of View cube of Viewport tool menu of View tab of this software.
Step 6: We have one more component on the viewport screen which is Navigation bar which is at the right side of viewport generally. You can change its place according to your requirement.
Step 7: You can also hide it from the viewport screen by click on the icon of the Navigation option of the Viewport tool menu of the View tab of this software.
Step 8: You can go to View Manager options of Named Views menu of view tab of this software for giving a specific name to your viewport for future use after settings different components on the viewport screen.
Step 9: Once you click on this option, a View Manager Dialog box will be open. You can choose your desired viewport from the list of Views option of this dialog box.
Step 10: Now click on the drop-down arrow of Viewport Configuration option of Model Viewports menu of View tab of his software. A drop down list will be open. Here in this list, we have a different type of viewport style for seeing more than one viewport on viewport screen at a time. You can choose any one of them for making your work easy in this software such as you can take Two Vertical options for two vertical viewports on viewport screen at a time or you can choose any style of three viewport options for to have three viewports at a time on your screen.
Step 11: Let us understand it by an example. I will take the ‘Four Equal’ option from this list. Make click on this option with mouse button for having it. You can take it according to you.
Step 12: Now your viewport screen will change into four viewports like this. Here we have four viewports on our working screen at one time.
Step 13: You can see there is gird on in only one viewport so you can add a grid on each viewport. For adding a grid on a particular viewport select that viewport by click on that then enables gird option from the navigation command bar by click on it which is at the bottom of this software.
Step 14: Now change the view of different viewport according to you for having suitability during your work from the View controls option of each viewport.
Step 15: I will change views of each viewport as top, left, front and SE Isometric one by one. You can set it according to you.
Step 16: Now let us draw something for our better understanding. Change the screen of this software to 3d basics for having 3d commands bar from workspace switcher option which is at the right of the bottom end of this software.
Step 17: Now take Box command from Create menu of Home tab of this software by click on it.
Step 18: Now go to any viewport and draw it. I will go to the SE Isometric viewport and draw it like this. You can see when you draw it in one viewport different views of this box will display in another viewport according to your chosen view style.
In this way, you can use viewport settings in auto cad for making your work easy in this software and handle its parameters.
Now after this article you can understand what viewport in Autocad is and how you can set more than one viewport on viewport screen at a time for making your work easy in this software. You can use viewport settings for making a good viewport screen which will be helpful to you in your project work.
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