AutoCAD Viewports Explained! Layout / Paper Space Tutorial & Must-Know Tips

Hey All!

I hope you’re off to a great week so far and getting some good weather in you’re area. It’s already warming up here and we’re back to an unusually warm “winter”.

This week, I wanted to share a new video where we are diving into how viewports work in AutoCAD.

Easily one of the most common questions and sticking points when learning AutoCAD is the difference and use for Model space versus Paper or Layout Space.

A big part of the confusion or learning curve is many users have difficulty fully understanding what or how a viewport is used. Along with what it can do for us as designers!

In today’s video we take a look at many of the common questions that come up when learning to create drawings/sheets in AutoCAD, including; what is a viewport? what’s the difference between model space and paper/layout space? How do we create viewports? How to lock/unlock them? How to move them? How to make multiple viewports and much more!

Check out this week’s video below or here: That’s all for today, I hope you were able to take something away from the tutorial, and if you have any questions be sure to leave a comment below or reach out on Twitter @cadintentions.
As always, thank you so much for reading, I am excited to be back and posting regularly on the blog and hope you all will follow along.
Cheers, and happy Drafting! PS. If you liked today’s video or any of my videos/tutorials and you want to learn over 15 years of AutoCAD Tips & Tricks in a hurry, you can use this link to get my AutoCAD Fundamentals Course and join 100’s of fellow drafters/designers and get started right now!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: