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Pan and Zoom: These buttons provide access to two commonly used display commands, PAN and ZOOM. PAN moves you around your drawing without changing your viewing distance; ZOOM brings the drawing objects closer so you can see more detail, or farther away, so you can see more of the drawing area. These and other display commands are described in Chapter 12. ✓ Orbit: The Orbit tool (not available in AutoCAD LT) is an interactive device for viewing your 3D models from any angle. I describe this tool with the other 3D viewing options in Chapter 21.

Click a drawing image to make it current. ) Quick View Drawings includes the same Quick View toolbar as Quick View Layouts. ✓ Maximize/Minimize Viewport (appears on paper space layouts only): When you’re looking at one of the Layout tabs instead of the Model tab, the status bar displays an additional Maximize Viewport button. Click this button to expand the current paper space viewport so that it fills the entire drawing area. Click the button — now called Minimize Viewport — again to restore the viewport to its normal size.

I introduce you to parametrics in Chapter 19. ✓ Hatches and gradients: The old Hatch and Gradient and Hatch Edit dialog boxes are still there, but the new way of adding hatching to drawings is by using the new Hatch Creation and Hatch Editing contextual Ribbon tabs. Start the HATCH command, and as you pass your crosshairs over drawing geometry, different enclosed areas will highlight and a preview hatch pattern will appear. You just click to confirm the area you want. I cover hatching in Chapter 15.

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