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Moving drawing within viewport?
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* December 22, 2012, 04:47:39 PM
Is it possible in paperspace, to select a drawing while it is in a viewport, and instead of moving the entire viewport around on the page, move the drawing itself within the bounding box of the viewport?  So I could reduce the size of the viewport box and move around the drawing within viewport and have only a portion of the drawing show in the viewport?

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* January 19, 2013, 11:10:58 AM
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Just wondered if anyone knew if this is possible?

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* January 19, 2013, 03:01:08 PM
#2
No.  You can't select a drawing within a viewport, only the viewport.  You could, I suppose, put the entire drawing in a viewport and use polylines as clip boundaries, but you'd be using the same viewport so multiples would be restricted to the same scale.  Viewports are defined in model space because you can refer to the complete drawing.  You can modify and adjust viewports using multiple windows set to paper space and model space for reference, more surely and efficiently than trying to do it in paperspace alone.

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* January 19, 2013, 03:20:11 PM
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I think "Model Space (Floating)" may be what you're looking for. In your UI, I believe it's "View / Viewports / Model Space (Floating)". Select the Viewport and activate Floating MS. You may want to "Zoom Selection" on the Viewport before activating the floating mode. It's like working through a hole in the paper. :) Click outside the Viewport to return Paper Space to normal.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1903), 64-bit


* February 19, 2013, 01:30:46 PM
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When in your paperspace, Select your Viewport then execute a Floating Model Space. You should be looking thru the hole in the paper. You can click on an object  ( for example a text object) and edit it.. BUT BE CAREFUL. If you zoom in or out on this thru the hole in the paper "view" OR hit those strips at the left or bottom of the drawing space to move around int he drawing so as to "get a better look at things", it will move the drawing with respect to the viewport, and when you go back to paperspace your drawing will most likely not be positioned correctly in the viewport. Sure, your text will be changed, but your alignment will be a all messed up.

To correct this, click the viewport again and get into floating model space, then use the left and right and up and down arrows to shift the drawing around in the viewport. To get it more exact you can use the Pan to Point Technique ( See Panning in the Help). Put your cursor at the drawing location that you want to center in your viewport and then hit Ctl-End to shift the drawing so it where your cursor was placed is now centered int he viewport. You can also use the Vector Pan technique.

Would be nice if you could activate a little Mickey Mouse hand to grab pan like in other programs.


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* February 19, 2013, 01:49:55 PM
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re: …Would be nice if you could activate a little Mickey Mouse hand to grab pan like in other programs.

Hold down the "Shift & Ctrl" keys and also hold down the mouse wheel. That will give you Dynamic Pan. See Addition Devices Setup in the Wiki for the other commands. V11 doesn't have this dialog, but the commands will work.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1903), 64-bit


* February 19, 2013, 03:39:24 PM
#6
Way Cool 8)

Also works if you hold down the right click button

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