Using Standard Views


This task explains how to apply default standard views. Standard views are predefined viewpoints you can use to display your document.



  1. Select View > Named Views.

    You can also access the Named Views dialog box by clicking Named Views in the View toolbar.

    The Named Views dialog box appears:

    The list provides a number of default standard views you can use to display the document:
    • *front
    • *back
    • *left
    • *right
    • *top
    • *bottom
    • *iso.
  2. Double-click the desired view.

    For example, double-clicking *front obtains the front view:
    You can also use the quick access icon bar (accessed via the View toolbar) for applying standard views more quickly.
    When pulled away from the View toolbar, the Quick view toolbar looks like this:
    When you apply standard views, the views are no longer rezoomed. Note also that, if the Animation during viewpoint modification check box is selected in the Navigation tab, the change of view is animated.
    The other views are:
  3. You can modify the standard view properties by selecting a view in the list then clicking Properties. The Views and Layout dialog box is displayed:

    For detailed information on how to use the Standard Views tab, refer to Creating a Multi-View: Standard Views' Customization.

    The other two tabs (Automatic and Manual) are grayed out because they are not relevant here. These tabs are used to define a Manual or Automatic configuration when working in multi-view mode.

  4. When finished, click Apply then OK to validate your parameters and close the dialog box.

  5. In the Quick view toolbar (or in the View toolbar if you did not pulled the Quick view toolbar away), select the standard view you customized: the view is applied with its new properties to your current viewer.


If no customization has been defined for a standard view, the default standard view is applied.