I'm relatively new to this 2012 version, and I seem to encounter an issue with the Zoom "All" command. Basically the Zoom "All" command produces the same result as Zoom "Extents". I've reset my limits to a slight distance back from the profiles I'm working with, but it just doesn't seem to want to work. All of my work is typically done in Model Space if it matters.
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If you need to Zoom Limits, try this lisp:
(defun C:ZL (/ ds1 pmx pt1 pt2)
(setq pt1 (getvar "LIMMIN"))
(setq pt2 (getvar "LIMMAX"))
(setq pmx (list (/ (+ (car pt1) (car pt2)) 2)
(/ (+ (cadr pt1) (cadr pt2)) 2)
(setq ds1 (- (cadr pt2) (cadr pt1)))
(command "zoom" "c" pmx ds1)
Zooms to display all visible objects and visual aids.
Adjusts the magnification of the drawing area to accommodate the extents of all visible objects in the drawing, or visual aids such as the grid limits (the LIMITS command), whichever is larger.
In the illustration on the right, the grid limits are set to a larger area than the extents of the drawing.
Because it always regenerates the drawing, you cannot use ZOOM All transparently.
The lisp is for Zooming to your set Limits ALL THE TIME regardless: if you just wish to rely a core tool/command see if the other tip above is a fix for you, if not hang around and wait for another from someone else.
For me it's above getting it done on my terms, not find an obscure setting somewhere in the file. Weird I know
COJonez ... That seems to work just fine ... Thanks ...
pendean ... Crazy as it sounds, I've been an ACAD user since the mid 80's and I have never used a LISP routine, ever ... I honestly don't even know where to begin with them ... Thank you for the tip all the same ...