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Viewing your drawing - Changing the magnification of your drawing

Zooming to a specific scale

You can increase or decrease the magnification of your view by a precise scale factor measured relative to the overall size of the drawing or in relation to the current display. When you change the magnification factor, the portion of the drawing located at the center of the current viewport remains centered on the screen.

To change the magnification of the view relative to the overall size of the drawing, type a number representing the magnification scale factor. For example, if you type a scale factor of 2, the drawing appears at twice its original size. If you type a magnification factor of .5, the drawing appears at half its original size.

You can also change the magnification of the drawing relative to its current magnification by adding an x after the magnification scale factor. For example, if you type a scale factor of 2x, the drawing changes to twice its current size. If you type a magnification factor of .5x, the drawing changes to half its current size.

To zoom to a specific scale relative to the current display
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose View > Zoom > Zoom.
  3. On the Zoom or Standard toolbar, click the Zoom Scale tool (
  4. ).
  • Type zoom and then press Enter.
  • Type the scale factor, followed by an x (such as 2x).
  • Press Enter.