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Dynamic Pan

Panning moves the drawing display without changing the magnification.

To pan the drawing display:

  1. Right-click and click Pan.

    The pointer changes to .

  2. Place the pointer anywhere in the drawing.
  3. Hold down the left mouse button and drag in the direction you want the drawing to move.

To exit pan mode:

  • Press Enter, or Esc, or the spacebar.

    - or -

  • Release the left mouse button, right-click and click Exit.

  You can use Dynamic Pan transparently.


Command: Pan

Menu: View > Pan > Dynamic

Wheel Mouse: Hold down the wheel to pan at realtime

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