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Zoom to Selection

Zooms to a portion of the model, assembly, or drawing that you select.

To zoom to selection:

  1. Select an entity, or hold Ctrl and select multiple entities.

You can select entities in either the graphics area or the FeatureManager design tree.

  1. Click Zoom to Selection on the View toolbar, or click View, Modify, Zoom to Selection.

You can also use the shortcut menus.

  • In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click and choose Zoom to Selection.

  • In the graphics area, right-click and select Zoom to Selection on the context toolbar.

To zoom to a drawing sheet, right-click on the drawing sheet outside any drawing views and select Zoom/Pan/Rotate, Zoom to Selection.

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