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Increases or decreases the apparent size of objects in the current viewport.

Specify one of the following:

Center Specify Center point and Magnification or Height (a smaller value for the height increases the magnification)
Extents Same as SolidWorks Zoom to Fit; fits all objects into the current view
Scale Specify Scale Factor (2X doubles current image; 0.5X makes it smaller)
Window Specify First Corner and Other Corner
Previous Returns to the previous view
<Realtime> The pointer changes to . Hold the pointer down anywhere in the window and move the pointer up to increase magnification, down to decrease magnification. To exit from the command, press Enter or Esc.

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