DraftSight: All Smiles with View Tiles

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Following my post on the zoom and pan features, today’s blog will be covering a command that duplicates your designs into multiple different viewpoints in the graphics display.

More specifically, this function is called View Tiles, and it does exactly what its name suggests – it splits your drawing window into different perspective tiles that each hold a copy of your current draft.

I find this feature especially convenient while editing minute details of my entities, because when I’m zoomed in on one tile, I can be zoomed out on another – ensuring that I never lose sight of my overall vision.

The ViewTiles icon drop-down menu resides in the ViewTiles section of the View tab in the ribbon. When selected, a list of tile options appears, allowing you to choose how many, and in what configuration, you want your drawing display to be divided into.

When you’re ready, simply select your preferred tile arrangement, and voila!

Keep in mind that you can only revise one viewpoint at a time. That said, DraftSight makes it super easy to switch tiles – just click on the tile you want to edit, and it will become your current view.

Likewise, the ViewTiles menu only directly offers you to split your drawing window into one to three sections – single, two: vertical or horizontal, and three: right, left, above, or below. However, even if your display has already been divided, you can always use ViewTiles on your current view – meaning the number of tiles in your overall drawing window can be virtually limitless.

I hope this post encourages you to incorporate ViewTiles in your DraftSight designs!

Check out the video below to see what it can do!


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Rachael Crunkleton
I’m a first time CAD user with an interest in architectural design. I discovered CAD through my background in presenting applications and studying new types of software. With the help of DraftSight, I’m developing my drawing abilities and sharing my progress along the way.
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