AutoCAD consists of different areas which includes Ribbon Bar, Task Bar and Drawing Area. In this post you will learn some facts about the Drawing Area in AutoCAD.
Drawing Area in AutoCAD
The drawing area in AutoCAD usually occupies around 80 – 90% of the entire software screen. However in the previous posts we have seen How to set Drawing Limits in AutoCAD . When opening a new AutoCAD drawing, the drawing area is roughly around 12 inches wide by 9 inches high. In case of AutoCAD Metric Scale the values are 40 millimeters wide by 30 millimeters high. This is just the area you’re given to start with, but you’re not limited to it in any way. No visual clues indicate the size of the area. To check the area size for yourself, move the crosshair cursor to the upper-right corner of the drawing area and observe the value in the coordinate readout in the lower-left corner. The coordinate readout won’t show exactly 12×9 inches, or 40×30 mm for metric, because the proportions of your drawing area aren’t likely to be exactly 12×9 or 40×30. AutoCAD does try to optimize the display for the drawing area when you choose the All option of the Zoom command.