Have You Tried: Faster Zooming and Panning in AutoCAD


By Lee Ambrosius

Because you frequently zoom and pan when working in drawings, it’s important to be as efficient as possible with these operations. Even small improvements add up over time. There are also some techniques you can use to provide better control over what’s displayed when you roll the mouse wheel. Here’s an example.

Here’s an example:

zoom in AutoCAD

When you know what tools and settings are available for panning and zooming, you will gain the following benefits:

• Employ efficient ways to zoom to an area in the drawing
• Control the rate with which you zoom in or out
• Quickly reduce the visual complexity of a view
• Zoom forward and back between to several previous views

Learn more about using various commands, options, and system variables that affect zoom and pan operations along with some the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Faster Zooming and Panning topic.

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