Subject: Creating layout viewports

The first time you switch to a Layout tab, your model displays in a default layout viewport. You can create other layout viewports anywhere inside the drawing area. You can control the number of viewports created and the arrangement of the view­ports.            

To create layout viewports

   1   Do one of the following to choose Layout Viewports ():

   On the ribbon, choose View > Layout Viewports (in Layouts).

   On the menu, choose View > Viewports > Layout Viewports.

   On the Viewports toolbar, click the Layout Viewports tool.

   Type mview and then press Enter.

   2   Specify two opposing corners to create a custom rectangular viewport, or in the prompt box, choose one of the following:

   Fit To View — Creates a layout viewport that fills the screen.

   Entity — Converts a closed entity to a layout viewport. You can convert a circle, ellipse, closed polyline, spline, or region.

   Polygonal — Creates a non-rectangular layout viewport.

   Create 2 Viewports, Create 3 Viewports, Create 4 Viewports — Creates two, three, or four layout viewports using an orientation that you specify. You can select whether to arrange the viewports to fill the current graphic area or a rectangular area that you specify.  

The border of a new layout viewport is created on the current layer.
You can make layout viewport borders invisible by creating a new layer before you create layout viewports and then turning off that layer after you create the layout viewports. To select a layout viewport’s borders, you must turn that layer back on before you can rearrange or modify the layout viewport.


You can create a single layout viewport, or you can divide the graphic area into two viewports arranged vertically (A) or horizontally (B); three viewports arranged left (C), right (D), above (E), below (F), vertically (G), or horizontally (H); or four viewports (I).

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