Have you ever encounter an issue where you can’t draw outside of limits in your CAD? Or have you ever wondered if you can set up drawing limits for your drawing?
In higher versions of the CAD software that most of us use today, we can barely feel the drawing boundary, because the grids will fill the entire graphic window or viewport by default.
To see beyond the grid limits, we can uncheck the checkbox of “Display grid beyond Limits” in the Drafting Settings dialog box, as shown in the following picture,
How to set drawing limits?
The LIMCHECK system variable is used to control whether it is allowed to create objects beyond grid limits. By default, the value is 0, which means it is allowed to create objects beyond grid limits. When set to 1, the CAD system doesn’t allow you to create objects beyond grid limits.
That’s to say, if you want to set up drawing limits, just:
Enter LIMCHECK, press Enter key, input 1, then press Enter key.
In this case, you’ll get the “Outside limits” prompt if you draw outside of the limits you set.
If you don’t want limits, just set system variable LIMCHECK value to 0.