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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Creating viewports

After defining a sheet, one or more viewports must be created. A viewport is like a window that displays our drawing, or part of it. By default, when accessing a sheet for the first time, a viewport is created. As this sheet was not configured, the viewport may be deleted.

The VIEWPORT command (alias MV, View | View Tiles main menu) creates viewports in sheets. By default, it prompts for two opposite corners and creates a rectangular viewport.

: VIEWPORT
Default: Fit
Options: 2, 3, 4, Align, Entity, Fit, Lock, OFf, ON, Polygonal, Restore, SHaded view or
Specify start corner»P1
Specify second corner»P2

The 2, 3, and 4 options allow creating 2, 3, or 4 viewports between two opposite corners and respective distribution. The Align ...

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