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Allows changing the scale and the hidden line visibility of drawing views.

The command can be used in paper space only.

Accessing the Command

command bar:  viewedit

menu bar:  Model | Drawing Views | Edit View

toolbar:  Drawing Views |

ribbon: Annotate | Drawing Views| Edit View


: viewedit

Prompts you in the command bar:

Select drawing views/<All views>: (Click inside one or more drafting viewports, then press Enter.)

The next prompt depends on the selected view type. If different view types are selected, only the shared options are available.

Standard views:

Select option [Scale/Hidden lines/Tangent lines/anChor/Geometry/sElect*] <Cancel>: (Select an option)

Section views:

Select option [Scale/Hidden lines/Tangent lines/anChor/Geometry/Annotation/Depth/Projection] <Cancel>: (Select an option)

Detail views:

Select option [Scale/Hidden lines/Tangent lines/anChor/Annotation/Boundary/modEl edge] <Cancel>: (Select an option)+


* This option is available when a single view is selected only.

Command Options




Allows to modify the Scale (Standard Scale or Custum Scale) property of a drafting viewport.

Prompts you in the command bar:

Adjust view scale [Standard scales/Custom]:

  • Standard scales: Type a scale number, then press Enter or choose a standard scale in the prompt menu.

  • Custom: Type a value in the command bar, then press Enter.

Hidden Lines

Allows to control the visibility of hidden lines.

Prompts you in the command bar:

Show hidden lines [Yes/No]:

  • Yes: Displays hidden lines in the selected drafting viewports.
    If the BM_Ortho_Hidden and BM_Isometric_Hidden layers are OFF or Frozen, hidden lines will not display.



  • No: Switches the display of hidden lines in the selected drafting viewports off.

Tangent Lines

Allows to control the display of tangent edges between a flat and a curved face (e.g. a filleted edge).

Prompts you:

Show tangent lines [Yes/No]:

  • Yes: Tangent lines display. This is the default setting.

  • No: Tangent lines are suppressed.


Allows to control how to position the view inside the viewport in an update operation, when the extents (= bounding box) of the 3D geometry has been changed.

Prompts you:

Anchor view on paper space? [Yes/No]:

  • Yes: The center of the viewport is anchored. The size of the viewport grows or shrinks around its center point.

  • No: The position of the unchanged geometry is fixed. This is the default behavior.

The AUTOVPFITTING system variable controls whether the size of the viewport is adjusted automatically to fit the current extents of the 3D geometry. By default AUTOVPFITTING = ON.



Defines how the geometry displays: 3D or 2D.

Prompts you:

Choose geometry type [2D/3D]:2D

  • 3D: Geometry is 3D. Applies the Conceptual visual style.

    Optionally, choose a different visual style for the viewport in the Properties Bar.

  • 2D: Geometry is 2D.


Allows to select additional entities to be added or removed from the view group. This option is available when a single view is selected only. The ViewBase command generates a group of associated views; changes applied to a view of a such group will also be applied to the other members.

Repeatedly hit the Tab-key to iterate through the entities on different nesting levels, which allows to select solids in nested components.

Prompts you:

Select objects to add to set or [Remove/Entire model/Layout] <Layout>:

Select entities to add to drawing views or select:

  • Remove: select entities to be removed from the drawing views

  • Entire model: all entities from model space will be included in the drawing views

  • Layout: opens the previous layout with updated drawing views


Controls the annotation of the detail view or section view.

Prompts you:

Select annotation [Identifier/Label]:

  • Identifier: Prompts you to specify the view detail identifier:
    Specify the identifier <A>:
    Enter a name for the view detail.

  • Label: Prompts you to display of the view detail label.
    Show view label [Yes/No]:
     Choose an option.


Specifies the view depth of a section view.

Prompts you:

Choose depth mode [Full/Custom]:

  • Full: The view depth is set to the extents of the model (= maximum view depth).

  • Custom: Allows to limit the view depth.
    Prompts you:
    Enter depth distance:

    Type a positive value then press Enter.
    Define the view depth dynamically using the pointing device: a line, indicating the view depth, displays dynamically. Click a point.


The command prompts you:

Select projection method [Normal/Orthogonal]:

Select the desired method:

  • Normal: Creates the section as a union of projections of every cutting region (each segment of a the section polyline) in its normal direction.

  • Orthogonal: Creates the section in normal direction of the first section region (first segment of the section polyline).


Controls the boundary if a detail view : circular or rectangular.

Prompts you:

Detail boundary [Rectangular/Circular]: Choose an option.

Model Edge

Controls whether a connection line is drawn between the detail view and the detail boundary in the parent view.

Prompts you:

Model edge type [smooth with Border/smooth with Connection line]: Choose an option.

Related Commands

ViewBase - generates associative orthographic and standard isometric views of a 3D solid model in a paper space layout.

ViewExport - exports the content of drawing views and sections obtained by  VIEWBASE and VIEWSECTION to the Model Space of the drawing.

ViewDetail - creates a detail view of a portion of a standard generated drawing at a larger scale.

ViewDetailStyle - allows to specify the visual format of detail views and detail symbols.

ViewExport - Exports the content of drawing views obtained by VIEWBASE and VIEWSECTION to the Model Space of the drawing or to a new drawing.

ViewProj - generates additional projected views from an existing drawing view.

ViewSection - creates a cross section view based on a standard drawing view generated by the VIEWBASE command in a paper space layout.

ViewSectionStyle - allows to specify the visual format of section views and section lines.

ViewUpdate - updates a selection of drawing views or sections when VIEWUPDATEAUTO = 0.




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