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how to lock and unlock viewports in autocad or zwcad

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 how to lock and unlock viewports in autocad or zwcad
26-08-2013 09:45 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi,could you please help in viewport, I want to know how to lock and unlock viewport in autocad. But i could not find the tools.
In autocad it is in taskbar only.


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26-08-2013 09:52 . pm   |   View his/her posts only

You could use 'properties' command, or 'ctrl + 1'.
Locking viewport is under Other.

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27-08-2013 09:23 . am   |   View his/her posts only
hi Jose, thank you for the tips. ^_^

Approach 1:
Surender, here is a screenshot for your reference. As Jose said, you can find the setting from properties palette, select the viewport object, press ctrl+1 or choose properties from the right-click menu, then open the properties palettes, see the item "Display Lock", choose Yes/No to lock or unlock viewport.

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2013-8-27 09:21

Approach 2:
You can also lock viewport display through command MVIEW:

Command: MVIEW
Specify corner of viewport or [ON/OFF/Fit/Shadeplot/Lock/Object/Polygonal/Restore/2/3/4] : L
Viewport View Locking [ON/OFF]: ON
Select objects: 1 found

Approach 3:
Or simply, you can just choose lock viewport display from ZWCAD right click menu.

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2013-8-27 10:04

These tips can be used for both ZWCAD+ and AutoCAD.

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