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Using 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 as named views. You can then quickly
switch among these views. You can save and later restore named views using either
the View command or the Views element in the CAD.direct 2021 Explorer.
Displaying views in the CAD.direct 2021 Explorer
Do one of the following to choose Explore Views:
• On the ribbon, choose Tools > Views (in Explorer).
• Choose Tools > Explore Views.
• On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Views tool.
• Type expviews and then press Enter.
For example, you can create a separate user coordinate system (UCS) for each side of a building. Then, by switching to the UCS for the east side of the building, you can draw the windows on that side by specifying only their x- and y-coordinates.
You can create and then switch between various user coordinate systems by selecting Coordinate Systems in the CAD.direct 2021 Explorer.
Displaying coordinate system information in CAD.direct 2021 ExplorerTo display the Coordinate Systems element
Do one of the following to choose Explore Coordinate Systems:
• On the ribbon, choose Tools > Coordinate Systems (in Explorer).
• On the menu, choose Tools > CAD.direct 2021 Explorer > Explore Coordinate Systems.
• Choose Tools > User Coordinate Systems > Explore Coordinate Systems.
• On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Coordinate Systems tool.
• Type expucs and then press Enter.
Saving and naming views
You can save the view displayed in the current window as a named view. After you save a named view, you can restore that view in the current window at any time.
Restoring named views
After you save one or more named views, you can restore any of those views in the current window using either the View command or the CAD.direct
Changing named view properties
Once you create a named view you can modify its properties, such as the target direction and twist angle. This gives you access to many of the view settings after a view has been defined. Some properties are available directly in CAD.direct 2021 Explorer, while others are available in the Views Manager.
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