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Mastering AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 by Louisa Holland, Richard Graham

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Using View Frames and Match Lines

When you create sheets using the Plan Production tool, Civil 3D first automatically helps you divide your alignment into sections that will fit on your plotted sheet and display at the desired scale. To do this, Civil 3D creates a series of rectangular frames placed end to end (or slightly overlapping) along the length of alignment, like those in Figure 16-1. These rectangles are referred to as view frames and are automatically sized and positioned to meet your plan sheet requirements. This collection of view frames is referred to as a view frame group. Where the view frames abut one another, Civil 3D creates match lines that establish continuity from frame to frame by referring to the previous or next sheet ...

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