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Viewing your drawing - Displaying multiple views

Opening a new window of the same drawing

You can open additional windows to create more than one view of a drawing. To open a new window, choose Window > New Window. After you open a new window, you can change its display without affecting any of the other windows.

When you open more than one window for a single drawing, each window is assigned a unique number (for example, mydrawing:1, mydrawing:2, and so on). If your current window is maximized, you can switch to another open window by selecting its name from the bottom of the Window menu.

The names of other open drawings appear at the bottom of the Window menu. You can also use the Cascade, Tile Horizontally, and Tile Vertically commands to arrange all the open windows and drawings. To arrange all the windows and drawings into a stack of identically sized windows, choose Window > Cascade. Arranging windows and drawings in this way makes it easy to see the title bar for each window.

To arrange all the windows and drawings horizontally so they are placed in order from top to bottom, choose Window > Tile Horizontally. Arranging windows and drawings in this way displays each open window. The windows are resized to fit within the available space.

To arrange all the windows and drawings vertically so they are placed side by side, choose Window > Tile Vertically. Arranging windows and drawings in this way displays each open window. The windows are resized to fit within the available space.

progeCAD uses the commands in the following table to control its windows.

progeCAD window-control commands

Command

Result

vports

Splits the current window into two, three, or four tiled windows.

wcascade

Cascades (overlaps) all open windows.

wclose

Closes the current window.

wcloseall

Closes all windows; also closes all drawings.

whtile

Tiles all windows horizontally.

wiarrange

Arranges window icons.

wopen

Opens another window of the current drawing.

wvtile

Tiles all windows vertically.