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Setting the viewing direction

You view three-dimensional drawings by setting the viewing direction. The viewing direction establishes the viewing position, the Cartesian coordinate corresponding to the viewpoint looking back at the origin point, the 0,0,0 coordinate. When you view a drawing from the default viewpoint (0,0,1), you see a plan view of the drawing.

On the View toolbar, you can view a three-dimensional drawing using any of the following methods:

  • Preset Viewpoints ()
  • Dynamic View Control ()
  • Plan View ()
  • You can change the viewing direction to look at the drawing from a different vantage point or to work on a three-dimensional model from a different orientation.

Changing named view properties

Displaying multiple views

Displaying the previous view of a drawing

Dividing the current window into multiple views

Restoring named views

Saving and naming views

Saving and viewing snapshots

Viewing your drawing

Working with layout viewports

Display a plan view of the current drawing

Dynamically set a view direction

Set a new viewing direction

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