8 Must-know AutoCAD Viewport Tips & Tricks – How to Create, Scale, and Master Viewports!

Hey Everybody!

I hope your week is going well so far and you’ve been able to enjoy some of the nice weather lately!

Around here it’s been hot and luckily not too smoky from forest fires, and we have some rain in the forecast which is much needed.

A few weeks ago my family and I went out on a bit of an exploring mission to find a lake we had never been to and I happened to bring along my drone to get a few pictures.

After getting home and taking a look at them, I’m always amazed at how easy technology can make it to
get more information and data than we’ve ever had available for our designs or hobbies. In my case, I use a DJI Mini but there are so many different options that make getting images easy!

This brings me to the sponsor of today’s video as well as the topic of the video (viewports in AutoCAD) which we will touch on next.

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Now let’s jump in, this week I wanted to dive deep into some of my favorite tips and tricks for Creating Viewports and working with them quickly!

As I’m sure you’re probably aware, viewports and layouts tend to be the most confusing and asked-about topics when it comes to AutoCAD or Civil 3d.

I completely understand the frustration and can sympathize with those that tend to just ignore or avoid using them entirely.

But after being a major part of AutoCAD/Civil 3D and the drawing creation process for years, I wanted to help and share today’s video where we walk through the process of creating a Site/Key plan drawing using multiple viewports and using a handful of must-know Viewport tips & tricks in the process!

By following these steps and using the commands and tips in the video, you’ll be able to easily create multiple viewports, understand the locking and unlocking of views, how to cycle between them, what to do if you get stuck in a viewport, and much more!

Don’t miss today’s video: 8 Must-know AutoCAD Viewport Tips & Tricks

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 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 members of the course, 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, CADIntentions.com 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: http://cadintentions.com/about-me/