Step 9 arrange viewports on the sheet once they are

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of a viewport with the crossing box to begin stretching. Step 9 - Arrange Viewports on the Sheet - Once they are enabled, scaled, and sized, viewports may be moved to any location on the sheet. Use the MOVE command, select the viewport(s) to be moved, and drag them to their desired location(s). Step 10 - Finishing Touches - At this stage, the current sheet should consist of a title block and/or border, along with one or more correctly arranged viewports. All that's left to be done is to add the "variable" notation that's specific to this sheet: View Titles, if appropriate; Sheet Number; Sheet Description; and any other information which will appear on this sheet, but not necessarily on others. In some cases the viewport borders may be left visible as "frames" for the various viewports. However, any or all of them may be made invisible without affecting the viewports' contents; to make viewport borders invisible, simply turn Off or Freeze the Layer in which the viewport boundary was drawn (Freezing is preferable, since it eliminates the borders from consideration by AutoCAD's Extents variable). Creating Multiple Sheets in a Drawing The process described above may be repeated for any number of Sheet Definitions in a given drawing. Where multiple sheets exist in a drawing, it is important that a set of Sheet Definition layers exist for each Sheet. In this manner, Freezing and Thawing sets of Sheet Definition layers, and enabling or disabling the viewports contained therein, provides the means for selecting any single sheet to be displayed or plotted.
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Before creating additional sheets, the contents of the most recently created one must be cleared from the working area. The viewports need to be disabled (turned off), and their borders and other "variable" objects in the sheet made invisible by freezing their respective layers. First, disable viewports using the MVIEW command: MVIEW OFF ALL. Note that a viewport's borders must be visible in order for the MVIEW OFF (or ON) command to be effective. Next, hide all of the sheet-specific information by freezing the Sheet Definition layer(s); for sheet C1, for example, use -LA[yer] F[reeze] C1* - the wildcard C1* acts on all layers with names starting with "C1." Selecting & Displaying a Sheet (Multiple-Sheet Drawing) Just two AutoCAD commands are required to display a sheet once it has been defined: LAYER (Freeze and Thaw options), and MVIEW (On and Off options). The following steps assume that the user is in Paper Space (TILEMODE = 0). First, to ensure that all viewports are available: -LA[yer] T[haw] * (thaw all layers). Next, turn off all viewports: MVIEW OFF ALL Then, freeze all Sheet Definition layers except those of the sheet to be displayed: -LA[yer] F[reeze] C#* (freezes all layers starting with C and a digit). -LA[yer] T[haw] C2* (thaws all layers for sheet C2). Now, turn on Sheet C2's viewports: MVIEW ON ALL (acts only on visible viewport borders). And, finally (if desired) hide the viewport borders: -LA[yer] F[reeze] C2 (freeze only layer C2).
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