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Viewing your drawing - Changing the magnification of your drawing

Zooming methods

To zoom, you can use any of the following methods:

To define the portion of the drawing to zoom, create a window.

To zoom in real time, press Ctrl + Shift and use the left mouse button, or use the Real-Time Zoom tool (

) on the Standard or 3D Orbit toolbar.
If you have a mouse with a wheel, use the wheel button to zoom in and out.
To zoom in to an area using a window
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose View > Zoom > Window.
  3. On the Zoom or Standard toolbar, click the Zoom Window tool (
  4. ).
  • Type zoom and then press Enter.
  • Select one corner of the window around the area you want to magnify.
  • Specify the opposite corner of the window around the area you want to magnify.
 
 

To specify a rectangular window around the area you want to magnify, select first one corner ( A ), and then select the opposite corner ( B ).

 

Result.

  1.  
To zoom in real time
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose View > Zoom > Real-Time Zoom.
  3. On the Standard or 3D orbit toolbar, click the Zoom Real-Time tool (
  4. ).
  • Type rtzoom and then press Enter.
  • Simultaneously press and hold Ctrl + Shift.
  • Click and hold the left mouse button.
  • To zoom in, move the cursor up the screen; to zoom out, move the cursor down the screen.
  • To stop zooming, release the mouse button.
To zoom using a mouse with a wheel
Rotate the wheel away from you to zoom in or toward you to zoom out.

Each rotation of the wheel away from you zooms out .8 times; each rotation toward you zooms in 1.25 times.