SECTION D11 - TASK 11
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Task Eleven

Having established one pictorial and three projection views, all that is left to do is change the Zoom so that the model doesn't fill the windows. This is to tidy up the images, and proper view scaling happens soon. Stay in the lower left window.

Autocad Command Sequence
Command: zoom >
Specify corner of window, enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or [All / Center / Dynamic / Extents / Previous / Scale / Window] <real time>: 0.7x >

(Note the 'x' - not 'xp.'
Don't use .7xp at this stage. The 'xp' option is covered later.)

Activate the lower right window.
Command: zoom >
Specify corner of window, enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or [All / Center / Dynamic / Extents / Previous / Scale / Window] <real time>: 0.7x >

Activate the top right window.

Command: zoom >
Specify corner of window, enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or [All / Center / Dynamic / Extents / Previous / Scale / Window] <real time>: 0.7x >
The view at the top right view isn't to the same scale as the other two views. Zooming again will be good enough to get a similar scale. Proceed as follows:-
Command: zoom >
Specify corner of window, enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or [All / Center / Dynamic / Extents / Previous / Scale / Window] <real time>: 0.6x >

Some MVIEWS may show grid dots. They can be turned off by highlighting (picking) the offending window(s) and then invoking the command to de-activate the grid. (F7)

The views are now shown clearly and you can return to Pspace by double clicking outside the Mviews or by typing 'Pspace >' (Returning to Paper Space will de-activate a highlighted Mview window.)

These views are not to any particular scale and the projections do not automatically align at this stage. (If they look like they do, it is a coincidence.) However, creating the model and developing the projections in this way is fundamental to 3D design work, even for large assembled designs. It is the underlying method for all 3D design work on Autocad and Autocad LT.

The remaining tasks of Tutorial 1 are concerned with formalizing the presentation of a drawing. This process starts with setting drawing sheet sizes, and then aligning, sizing, and scaling the projection views. The Mview borders also get removed from the display to leave borderless professional projection views.

Save your work and move to Task 12.





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