AutoCAD Layout – MVIEW command, Scale Locking, Scale unLocking

By | October 8, 2017

How to create a viewport layout space in AutoCAD?

Using MVIEW command.

You can do the following: Type MV > enter > Specifies the first corner of a rectangular viewport.

How to turn on scale locking in a layout viewport in AutoCAD?

Step 1: In the layout, click the viewport whose scale you want to lock.

Step 2: Open the Properties palette.

Step 3: In the Properties palette, do one of the following:

If you selected a rectangular viewport, select Display Locked, and then click Yes.

If you selected a nonrectangular viewport, first click All (2) and select Viewport (1). Then select Display Locked, and click Yes.

lock-scale-viewport-layout

Note: The current viewport’s scale is locked. If you change the zoom factor in the viewport, only paper space objects are affected.

How to turn on scale unlocking in a layout viewport in AutoCAD?

Step 1: In the layout, click the viewport whose scale you want to lock.

Step 2: Open the Properties palette.

Step 3: In the Properties palette, do one of the following:

If you selected a rectangular viewport, select Display Locked, and then click No.

If you selected a nonrectangular viewport, first click All (2) and select Viewport (1). Then select Display Locked, and click No.

unlock-scale-viewport-layout

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