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I'm in paper space, in a drawing I didn't create and, when I dbl. click in a viewport to open it and attempt a zoom, the entire paper space environment zooms, as if I was still in paper space, although the task bar tells me I'm in model space. Is this because the viewport is locked? If so, how do I unlock. I see nothing on screen regarding padlocks, except the tool bar/ window positions padlock.

 

If it makes a difference, I'm in Acad 2006, not 2006 T.

 

Thanks,

 

Tim

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Yes, your viewport is locked.

 

To unlock it, double click outside the viewport to make sure you're in Paper Space. Then click on the viewport border to select it, right click and go to "Display Locked" and choose No.

 

You can also lock and unlock your viewports from the Properties palette.

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Lee Mac

For convenience :)

 

(defun c:vpl ( / vp obj )
 ;; © Lee Mac  ~  08.06.10
 (vl-load-com)

 (terpri)

 (while
   (setq vp
     (SelectifFoo
       (lambda ( x / y ) (setq x (entget x))
         
         (if (and (setq y (member '(102 . "{ACAD_REACTORS") x))
                  (setq y (cdr (assoc 330 y))))
           
           (setq x (entget y))
         )
         (if (eq "VIEWPORT" (cdr (assoc 0 x))) (cdr (assoc -1 x)))
       )
       "\rSelect Viewport to Toggle: "
     )
   )
   (setq obj (vlax-ename->vla-object vp))
   (
     (lambda ( obj col / x )
       (vla-put-color obj col)

       (if (setq x (cdr (assoc 340 (entget (vlax-vla-object->ename obj)))))
         (vla-put-color (vlax-ename->vla-object x) col)
       )
     )
     obj
     (if (eq :vlax-true
           (progn
             (vlax-put obj 'DisplayLocked
               (~ (vlax-get obj 'DisplayLocked))
             )
             (vla-get-DisplayLocked obj)
           )
         )
       acRed acGreen
     )
   )
 )
 (princ)
)

(defun SelectifFoo ( foo str / sel ent )
 (while
   (progn
     (setq sel (entsel str))
     
     (cond
       (
         (vl-consp sel)

         (if (not (setq ent (foo (car sel))))
           (princ "\n** Invalid Object Selected **")
         )
       )
     )
   )
 )
 ent
)

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mseptiembre

I have the same problem, but I tried this and still can´t do it. the view port cannot be unlocked.

it says "1 was not in the working set".

please help me!!!

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ReMark

Do you have a viewport within a viewport?

 

Which method did you attempt to use that failed?

 

Can you upload a copy of the drawing so we can have a look at it?

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JD Mather

Also check your PickFirst variable as if this is changed it won't allow you to unlock viewport.

 

(...depending on how you are trying to do the unlocking. Make sure all of the viewport boundaries are on their own layers.)

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mseptiembre

I did it, the value is 1

 

i guess it has something to do with editing references... ( dont know what this is)

but I guess at some point I did something wrong but I dont know where.

 

I also tried to atach an image but it says hat its an external reference command

 

so I guess im going to begin a new drawing

 

thanks

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mseptiembre

yes, but it says in the command line that it is an external reference command. and does nothing.

i closed the drawing without saving and opened again, it looks tha i have no more problem.

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gsksun4
Yes, your viewport is locked.

You can also lock and unlock your viewports from the Properties palette.

 

This must only work in full AutoCad, don't see anything on the palette about viewports.

Glenn

Using 2009LT

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ReMark

Look on your Properties palette again under the MISC heading. Is there a reference to "Display locked" followed by the word "no"?

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gsksun4
Look on your Properties palette again under the MISC heading. Is there a reference to "Display locked" followed by the word "no"?

 

 

Under Misc:

Annotative scale 1:1

Ucs icon On Yes

Ucs icon at origin No

Ucs per viewport No

Ucs name

 

 

That's about it.

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ReMark

I betting that you forgot to click on the viewport frame FIRST.

 

A beer.

 

I'll be over to collect.

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gsksun4
I betting that you forgot to click on the viewport frame FIRST.

 

A beer.

 

I'll be over to collect.

 

Oops!!!

A senior moment I guess.

Once again you've come to the rescue.

You can have that beer anytime you come to Florida.

Thanks ReMark.

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bibincjoy

Please follow below and see if it works for you.

 

Type 'mv' or 'mview' and hit enter

we can see different option in the command line. Type 'lock' and hit enter.

type 'off' and hit enter

select the viewport/s to be unlocked and hit enter.

 

Now we will be able to zoom in/out or even pan thru the viewport.

 

Hope this works.

Thanks

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