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How to use zoom and pan command

How to use Zoom or Pan command in AutoCAD

Now in this video we will see how to use zoom in and zoom out in AutoCAd and How to Use PAN command in AutoCAD respectively.

How to Use PAN Command? - How to PAN Autocad with Mouse.

First of all we will see Pan command. Shortcut key for Pan command is 'P+Enter'. As our Pan command is activated we can see our cursor change to a hand tool and then we can click and hold our left mouse button and move the drawing on our screen according to our requirement.

To return back from Pan command we can press 'Enter' key or also 'Esc' key from our keyboard.

We are also given Pan command in our navigation panel.

If we talk about zoom command, we can control it from our scroll bar in mouse, scroll up to to zoom in, and scroll down to zoom out.

We can also use Pan command by pressing our scrollbar from mouse and moving it according to requirement.

How to Use Zoom In and Out in AutoCAD

Shortcut key for zoom command is 'Z+Enter'.

We can also select more option of zoom command from our command section such as All zoom, Extends if our drawing is somewhere lost, or Window if we want to zoom only selected particular area.

We can also zoom on particular object of drawing, by selecting 'Object' from command section after pressing 'Z+Enter' and then selecting particular shape/object. It will zoom all way to that object and will appear on our screen.

Now below our drawing we are given a UCS, we will select it and right click on it and select UCS properties and open it. Inside that we can set our UCS icon style as 2D or 3D, also we can maintain the UCS icon size according to our requirement. We can even set model space icon color from here, and also keep that in single color by ticking the single color checkbox.



The Zoom Extents command is activated by double–clicking with the mouse wheel. This will zoom out or in to fill the screen with all of the objects in your drawing, allowing you to see the entire drawing.

Autocad is a CAD software that allows users to design and create drawings by using 2D and 3D graphical commands. The zoom out command in Autocad is the opposite of the zoom in command. Zoom out will make the current view smaller and show more of the drawing. To use this command, click on View > Zoom Out.

This article will show you how to pan using a Magic Mouse in Autocad:

  • Open the drawing that you want to pan.
  • Click on the View tab and then click on the Show Panning Handles button.
  • Click on the tool at the top left of your screen that looks like a hand with an arrow

  • The scroll wheel is a mechanical device that is typically built into the mouse. It is used to move up and down web pages and other documents. The mouse wheel is a circular input device that can be found on the side of most mice.
  • The mouse wheel has the same functionality as the scroll wheel but it does not require as much effort to use. A person can scroll through a document by pressing the scroll button on their mouse, whereas they need to push their finger all the way down on a ball for each page they want to see with a scroll wheel.

The first step to panning in Autocad is to click on the "Pan" icon.

This will open a pop-up window with three different options:

  • Direction: This option allows you to select the direction of your panning. You can choose from North, East, South, West and North East.
  • Distance: This option allows you to set how far you want your camera to pan. There are two options available: Absolute and Relative.
  • Angle: This option allows you to set how many degrees you want your camera angle to change when it pans.

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