Subject: Creating and switching to named views

As you work on a drawing, you may find that you frequently switch among different portions of it. For example, if you are drawing the floor plan of a house, you may zoom in to particular rooms of the house and then zoom out to display the entire house. Although you can repeat the Pan and Zoom commands to do this, it is much easier to save various views of the drawing. You can then quickly switch among these views.

These custom views that you create, called named views, can control more settings than just view direction and location — they can also include the visual style, UCS, background, perspective and lens length, clipping, etc.    

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Creating a named view

Setting the background for a named view

Switching to a named view

Modifying named views

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