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The Zoom commands change the magnification of the drawing display. The ratio of the entire drawing to the entities affected by zooming remains unchanged.

Zoom commands are on the View menu or the Zoom toolbar:

  • Zoom Dynamic : Zooms in and out of the current drawing window at realtime
  • Zoom Center : Centers the drawing on a center point using a specified magnification factor or a display height
  • Zoom Factor : Zooms in or out using a scale factor you specify
  • Zoom Previous : Restores the previously displayed view
  • Zoom Selected : Zooms so that one or more entities are entirely on screen
  • Zoom Window : Zooms in to a rectangle you specify
  • Zoom In : Zooms in using a preset scale
  • Zoom Out : Zooms out using a preset scale
  • Zoom Bounds : Displays the entire drawing as far as its drawing bounds or drawing extents (whichever dimension is greater)
  • Zoom Fit : Zooms to display the whole drawing centered on the screen

Transparent Use of Zoom Commands

You can use zoom commands while another command is in progress. For example, you can execute the ZoomFit command while drawing a Line:

Specify start point» <P1>
Specify next point» <P2>
Specify next point» 'zoomfit
Resuming line command.
Specify next point» <P3>
Specify next point» <P4>

Related Topics

Dynamic Zoom


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