I was never formally trained on 3D AutoCAD. I imagine this will be a simple question.
I would like to do all dimensioning in paperspace despite the standard practices of all the other engineers in my company. I have modeled a relatively simple 3D object and created a layout in which I have 2 viewports; one for the front and one for the right view. How do I dimension the object in each viewport without causing the dimensions from "viewport A" show up in both viewports?
By double-clicking a viewport, it seems I am then working the Model space, even though I'm still on the Layout tab, because anything I draw, type, etc. in that viewport will show up in the other. So when I double-click outside both viewports, i.e. to work on the layout itself, I cannot snap on to the object in either viewport for dimensioning.
What am I missing? Thank you in advance.
That brings me to my next question: how do you turn off a layer in one viewport without affect the layers shown in the other? When I am in "viewport A" and I shut off a layer, that layer also becomes invisible in "viewport B".
Somehow I can dimension in paperspace now without having to enter the individual viewports. OSnap isn't working quite as I'd like, though. But I think that is due to the geometry of my object and the way in which it was modeled.
Thanks for your quick reply!
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