May 20, 2011
You can save snapshots of a drawing to view later. A snapshot saves the current drawing in either *.emf, *.wmf, or *.sld format exactly as it appears on the screen. A snapshot is not a drawing file. You cannot edit or print the snapshot; you can only view it.
You can use snapshots in the following ways:
Make presentations by showing snapshots of your drawings.
Reference a snapshot of a drawing while working on a different drawing.
Present a number of snapshots as a slide show by using scripts.
When you view a snapshot, it temporarily replaces the current drawing. When you refresh the display of the current drawing (by redrawing, panning, zooming, minimizing, maximizing, or tiling), the snapshot image disappears, and you are returned to the current drawing.
A snapshot does not include any invisible entities on layers.
To create a snapshot
Choose Tools > Make Snapshot.
In the Create Snapshot dialog box, specify the name of the snapshot file you want to create.
From the Files Of Types list, choose either *.emf, *.wmf, or *.sld.
Command line MSLIDE
The current drawing remains on the screen, and the snapshot is saved to the directory that you specify. You can view previously saved snapshots, and you can also view snapshots created using other CAD software.
To view a snapshot
Choose Tools > View Snapshot.
In the View Snapshot dialog box, specify the name of the snapshot file you want to view.
Click Open. ZWCAD displays the snapshot in the current drawing window.
Command line VSLIDE
You can view previously saved snapshots, and you can also view snapshots created using other CAD software.
MSLIDE: Creates a slide file of the current model viewport or the current layout
VSLIDE: Displays the slide files
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