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Mouse Navigation - Use your mouse to easily navigate around in your drawing. Double-click middle-mouse button (MMB) to do a Zoom > Extents (works ViewPorts on Layouts, too). Press and hold the MMB to start the Pan command. If you have a wheel mouse, use it to zoom in and out and center the zoom at the same time (DraftSight will use your cursor for the center of the zoom). And lastly, click and hold Shift+MMB to start the RollView command.

Export Drawing - Use the ExportDrawing command to create a DWG file from a Block. Go to File > Export > Export Drawing. In the dialog select Block as the source and from the drop down list, select the Block that you want to export. Use the Browse button to select where you want the new DWG file created. You can also export any entities in a drawing to a new DWG file using the ExportDrawing command.



When using DraftSight, we often need to locate a point in the Graphics area relative to another point. The rectangle command is an excellent example. Once you have located your first point, you need to specify the second point relative to the first one. Use the Relative Command input to do this.

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