Navigating 2D Drawings

Unlike image editing programs where zooming in results in blurry pixilated images, you can zoom in forever in AutoCAD without suffering any loss in quality. However, to avoid getting lost in space you'll need to learn how to navigate with a variety of pan and zoom tools, which we'll explore here.

  1. images Go to the book's Downloads page at and browse to Chapter 2; get the file Ch2-A.dwg or Ch2-A-metric.dwg, and open it in AutoCAD (see Figure 2.1). The Navigation bar is on the right edge of the user interface.
  2. Click the Zoom flyout menu on the Navigation bar and select Zoom In. The Zoom In ...

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