Subject: Displaying the entire drawing

There are two main ways you can zoom to display the entire drawing:

   Zoom all — Displays the entire drawing. If you have drawn any entities outside the defined limits of the drawing, the extents of the drawing are displayed. If all entities are within the limits of the drawing, the drawing is displayed all the way to the drawing limits.                 

   Zoom extents — Displays the drawing to include all entities (to its extents), mak­ing the image fill the display to the greatest possible magnification.

To display the entire drawing

   1   To display the entire drawing, do one of the following to choose Zoom All ():

   On the ribbon, choose View > Zoom All (in Navigate).

   On the menu, choose View > Zoom > All.

   On the Zoom toolbar, click the Zoom All tool.

Or, to display the drawing to its extents, do one of the following to choose Zoom Extents ():

   On the ribbon, choose View > Zoom Extents (in Navigate).

   On the menu, choose View > Zoom > Extents.

   On the Zoom toolbar, click the Zoom Extents tool.


Zoom extents (displays all entities).


Zoom all (displays to drawing limits).

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