Haven't used AutoCAD 2007 in some time. After selecting a layout tab there is apparently a default viewport. I can't delete it or resize it. In fact only when I go into Model space from PS does a frame appear which can't be selected. How can I start with a clean layout--no existing viewports? All layers are on so it's not a case of the viewport layer being turned off. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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If your layers are on and thawed, you would see the viewport's outline: there are no "hidden" viewports. Are you using a predefined template you or someone created for you?
OPTIONS command>Display Tab>Layout Elements Section, check the box for SHOW PAGESETUP MANAGER FOR NEW LAYOUTS and uncheck CREATE VIEWPORTS IN NEW LAYOUTS to give you total control from now on in new layouts only.
>> After selecting a layout tab there is apparently a default viewport. I can't delete it or resize it
Or do you mean the black dashed line? If so .... that is no viewport, that is a virtual rectangle showing the printable area of the paper. That is not selectable, not to modify except through papersettings in your printer-options.
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A huge thank you. All layers were thawed and on but the viewport frame was invisible as noted. Peculiar. Turning off the auto viewport creation resolved the frustration.
The earlier post resolved the crisis. Actually I was not referring to the dotted line. The viewport frame was invisible until I changed to model space inside paper space and a solid black line would frame the space but the line itself was unselectable. All layers were on and unthawed. Very frustrating.
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