About Layout Viewports

Applies to 2018.1 Update and later

Layout viewports are objects that display views of model space. You create, scale, and place them in paper space on a layout.

On each layout, you can create one or more layout viewports. Each layout viewport is like a closed circuit TV monitor of a view of the model at a scale and orientation that you specify.

Create Layout Viewports

When you use the MVIEW command to create a new layout viewport, you specify the view that you want to display in it with one of several methods:

Note: It is important to create layout viewports on their own layer. When you are ready to output your drawing, you can turn off that layer to display the layout viewport without its boundary.

Modify Layout Viewports

After you create a layout viewport, you can change its size and properties, and also scale and move it as needed.

Note: Because they are objects, you can also use editing commands such as COPY, MOVE, and ERASE on layout viewports.

Locked Layout Viewports

To prevent accidental panning and zooming, each layout viewport has a Display Locked property that can be turned on or off. You can access this property from the Properties palette, the right-click menu when a layout viewport is selected, a button on the Layout Viewports tab on the ribbon, and a button on the status bar when one or more layout viewports are selected.