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You can rotate and zoom the model or drawing to a preset view. Select from the standard views (Normal To, Front, Back, Isometric, and so on for a model, Full Sheet for a drawing) or add your own custom views to the Orienation dialog box.

To return to a previous view, click Previous View on the Heads-up View toolbar. You can undo the last 10 view changes.

To select a view, do one of the following:

  • Click View Orientation (Heads-up View toolbar), and select a view orientation.
  • Click a view orientation on the Standard Views toolbar.
  • Double-click a view orientation in the Orientation dialog box.

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