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How to create a non-rectangular layout viewport in CAD ?

How to create a non-rectangular layout viewport in CAD ?

Are you tried of the normal rectangular viewports ? You may be wondering if you can create viewports in irregular shapes such as polygonal viewports or circular viewports, here is how.

1. Switch to Layout Space and draw a circle next to the default viewport,

2. Enter -VPORTS, and press Enter, then we get the following prompt,

You might have noticed that entering VPORTS will pop up the Viewports dialog box,but with a hyphen, the dialog box will not pop up, instead the above prompt show up,

(See how a hyphen makes things different in CAD, check this post https://blog.gstarcad.net/whats-the-meaning-of-a-dash-or-hyphen-before-the-name-of-a-command/)

dialog box prompted by VPORTS

3. Enter O, press Enter, and select object to clip viewport.

4. Select the circle we just created, voila, you’ve created a circle viewport, shown as below,

Voila, we have made a circular viewport.

You can repeat the command and enter P to have a polygonal viewport.

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