Subject: Changing the magnification of your drawing

You can change the magnification of your drawing at any time by zooming. The cursor changes to a magnifying glass () when a zoom tool is active. Zoom out to reduce the magnification so you can see more of the drawing, or zoom in to increase the magnification so you can see a portion of the drawing in greater detail. Changing the magnification of the drawing affects only the way the drawing is displayed; it has no effect on the dimensions of the entities in your drawing.             

If you often zoom (and pan) to a certain area of a drawing, you can create and re-use a  view using the View Manager.
For details, see Working with named views.

If you cannot zoom in a layout viewport, the layout viewport may be locked.
The scale and view do not change in model space while panning or zooming in a locked layout viewport. For more details, see Modifying layout viewports.

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Understanding zoom

Zooming in to an area using a window

Zooming in to one or more entities

Zooming in real time

Zooming using a mouse with a wheel

Displaying the previous view of a drawing

Zooming to a specific scale

Combining zooming and panning

Displaying the entire drawing

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