New viewport arrangements

These commands control the arrangements of viewports in the Rhino window.

NewViewport

Toolbar Menu

Viewport Layout

View

Viewport title

Viewport Layout >

New Viewport

The NewViewport command creates a new viewport.

The following settings match the currently active viewport: snap spacing, grid spacing, major grid line interval, grid line count, grid visibility, grid axes visibility, and world axes icon visibility.

NewFloatingViewport

Toolbar Menu

Viewport Layout

View

Viewport Layout >

Float Viewport

The NewFloatingViewport command creates a new viewport that can be located outside the bounds of the main Rhino application window.

This allows floating a viewport and dragging it on to another monitor.

The ToggleFloatingViewport command changes the floating viewport back into the normal Rhino viewport located inside the Rhino application window.

Floating viewport settings are not saved in the model from one editing session to the next. Closing the model will reset all viewports back to normal Rhino viewports.

You can also copy an existing viewport to a floating viewport with drag and drop.

Command-line options

View projection

Sets the projection and view for the viewport.

CopyActive

Uses the same projection as the currently active viewport.

Perspective
Top
Bottom
Left
Right
Front
Back
NamedView
Link new viewport to named view

Links the viewport to the Named View so that changes to the viewport update the named view automatically.

Any named view widget displaying the view is also updated, and changes to the named view via the widget are reflected in the floating viewport.

To copy a viewport by dragging

  1. Click and drag a viewport title outside the viewport docking area.
    A preview of the viewport appears.
  2. Release the mouse button to drop the viewport copy.

ToggleFloatingViewport

Toolbar Menu

Viewport Layout

View

Viewport title

Viewport Layout >

Float Viewport

The ToggleFloatingViewport command toggles the Rhino viewport type between a normal viewport docked and a floating viewport.

Note

4View

Toolbar Menu

Standard
Viewport Layout

View >

Viewport title >

Viewport Layout >

4 Viewports

The 4View command sets up a four-viewport workspace with parallel world top, world front, and world right views, and a world perspective view.
Four-view layout

Note

If new viewports are created, the following settings match the currently active viewport: snap spacing, grid spacing, major grid line interval, grid line count, grid visibility, grid axes visibility, and world axes icon visibility.

The 4View command can operate in two different ways:

3View

Toolbar Menu

Viewport Layout

View

Viewport title

Viewport Layout >

3 Viewports

The 3View command sets up a three-viewport workspace with parallel world top and world front views and a world perspective view.
Three-view layout

If new viewports are created, the following settings match the currently active viewport: snap spacing, grid spacing, major grid line interval, grid line count, grid visibility, grid axes visibility, and world axes icon visibility.

ReadViewportsFromFile

Toolbar Menu

Set View
Viewport Layout

View

Viewport title

Viewport Layout

Read From File

The ReadViewportsFromFile command sets the viewport layout in the current model to match the layout in another Rhino model.

Steps

CloseViewport

Toolbar Menu

Viewport Layout

View

Viewport title

Close Viewport

The CloseViewport command closes the active viewport.

ViewportTabs

Toolbar Menu

Viewport Layout

View

Viewport title

Viewport Layout >

Show/Hide Viewport Tabs

The ViewportTabs command displays a tab control UI along the viewport edge.

Viewport tabs are useful for managing multiple-page layout style viewports along with standard modeling viewports.

Details

A tab for each viewport or page layout viewport displays.

Command-line options

Show/Hide/Toggle

Shows, hides, or toggles the viewport tabs.

Align

Sets the location of the viewport tabs relative to the Rhino window.

Bottom
Top
Left
Right

ModelTabs

Separate

Displays one tab for each model viewport.

Combined

Combines all model tabs into one tab. This is useful when working on layout viewports.

Context menu options

New Viewport
(Model viewports only)

Creates a new viewport.

New Detail
(Layout viewports only

Creates a new detail.

Delete

Deletes the viewport.

Rename

Renames the viewport.

Move or Copy

Layout viewports only. Changes the page order or copies the page.

Before

Moves the layout page in front of the specified page.

Move to end

Moves the layout page to the end of the layout pages.

Create a copy

Copies the layout page.

Combined Model Tab

Combines all model tabs into one tab. This is useful when working on layout viewports.

Tab Orientation

Sets the location of the viewport tabs relative to the Rhino window.

Hide Tabs

Hides the viewport tabs.

Layout Properties

(Layout viewports only)

Opens the Modify Layout dialog box.

Print

Prints an image of the viewport contents.

See also

Manage viewports

 

 

 

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