AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

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Message 11 of 13 (514 Views)

Re: Disappearing viewport?

01-08-2013 01:37 PM in reply to: stevecee

Here is a workaround:

Draw a rectangle over the top of the viewport in paperspace.

Use QUICKSELECT to select only the viewport.

Start the Viewport Clip command (VPCLIP).

It will already have the viewport selected and will prompt you to select the object to clip with.

Select the rectangle.

Voila! You should have a workable viewport.

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Message 12 of 13 (496 Views)

Re: Disappearing viewport?

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: laurich

Ah, I was trying it on a layout with multiple viewports, which doesn't seem to work.



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Message 13 of 13 (487 Views)

Re: Disappearing viewport?

01-17-2013 07:57 AM in reply to: stephens

You can use quick select to select all the viewports, then holding the Shift Key, pick the viewports you want to 'unselect', leaving the phantom viewport for the VPORTCLIP.  Your properties manager dialog box will show how many items are selected, so leave the Properties Manager up and open.  The phantom viewport will not show with grips. You will only know you have it selected by looking at the Properties Manager.  If you have more than one phantom viewport, you're screwed. :-(  You may just have to erase the phantom viewports and re-create them (or the one that you want).

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