Is it possible to make 2 viewports that keep everything in line and to the same zoom factor?
I would like to be able to create a "front view" that always stays in line with the top view, just like orthographic views would be.....
No, there is no way to keep 2 viewports in line besides manually.
But, there is a command called "UCSFOLLOW".
Actually, there is a way. Very simple.
Assumption: MVIEWS and PS
Set the scale for each mview the same (match object paintbrush will work)
Select the mview you want to move (the mview frame). Then you can select a line that is appropriate that is WITHIN the mview and snap it perp or whatever to a line in the other mview.
Although not technically what you are asking for, if using 3d solids, look at the viewbase ommand.
You can also lock paper space viewports and can align them with mvsetup.
Under the Express menu there is a command called Synchronize Vieports, the typed command is "vpsync". This may be what you are looking for.
Hmmm trying the vpsync command and it says "Command not allowed unless TILEMODE is set to 0"
Which if I am understanding this right is the paper space viewports mode.
So I swithc tilemode to 0 and try again and then it says " There are no active Model space viewports"
Not sure what I am missing here ??
Thank you for all the input!
In your first message, you should have indicated that you were interested in model tab viewports. There are no commands to keep these in sync.
You should learn to use paper space viewports, especially if you want the views plotted next to one another. Only the current model tab viewport can be plotted at a time.
Now maybe try my solution (3rd post).
Select an mview (what you are calling a viewport) and everything associated with it (text or dims or whatever) and move them perp to or whatever to an mview that you want to align to selecting objects or lines INSIDE the mview.
Quite simple, very basic and it works.
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