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Exiting a unlocked viewport

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09-02-2009 02:16 PM
I am trying to figure out a way to exit a activated viewport that I am in. I am zoomed in on a area in the activated viewport. Well sometimes I forget to lock the viewport before I zoom in. So then I cant zoom back out and deactivate the viewport.

Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-02-2009 02:26 PM in reply to: jamied2000
PS for paper space. Personally, my default is lock viewports. I only
unlock them to change scales, and then lock them immediately after setting
the scale.

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Brad
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LT 2010 on XP Pro SP 3
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I am trying to figure out a way to exit a activated viewport that I am in.
I am zoomed in on a area in the activated viewport. Well sometimes I forget
to lock the viewport before I zoom in. So then I cant zoom back out and
deactivate the viewport.
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Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-02-2009 02:33 PM in reply to: jamied2000
thanks
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Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-02-2009 02:33 PM in reply to: jamied2000
Keep all viewports lock all the time and use vpmax.
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Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-03-2009 10:12 AM in reply to: jamied2000
I had buttons for locking/unlocking viewports years back :-P
I also have them now for locking and unlocking all of the bars etc, and for field background visibility. And I have them for switching to and form isometric.
And apparently I have too much time on my hands lol...
I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-04-2009 08:10 AM in reply to: jamied2000
Double click on the "hatched border" around the perimeter of the screen...this should work...
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Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-04-2009 08:37 AM in reply to: jamied2000
Pick an F key you don't use and assign this macro to it:
^C^C^P$M=$(if,$(=,$(getvar,cvport),1),mspace,pspace)
Or pick the button in the system tray that says MODEL
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Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-04-2009 08:48 AM in reply to: jamied2000
In your button tray, turn on “Paper/Model”.
One thing good about have it on is that you can see what space your in before zooming.

Just right click the gray area at the button of your screen, (Between coordinates and workspace switching).

"Viewport Maximize" is also an option that you may wait.

Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-04-2009 11:31 AM in reply to: jamied2000
Does anyone have a macro, lisp, etc. that will automatically lock all
viewports when switching layouts? I can put it in my other commands, but I
usually just pick the layout I want with the mouse. The only routine I have
seen that is close is a layer state routine by Dotsoft. Since we use both
full and LT, it would be good to have a routine that works with both, or one
routine per type of AutoCAD.

Brad
C3D 2010 on Vista Business 64 SP 2
LT 2010 on XP Pro SP 3


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Re: Exiting a unlocked viewport

09-04-2009 12:10 PM in reply to: jamied2000
Go to this thread:

http://discussion.autodesk.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=468710

Scroll down to the post from Jason Rhymes and try the VPlock_unlock.lsp. It is the best one I have found. It not only locks and unlocks all viewports, but it shows borders of locked viewports as red, and the ulocked ones as green. Really helpful.
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