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Losing a drawing in a "viewport"

Anonymous
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You'll have to excuse me but I'm coming from an AutoCAD background. My problem is this, I make a window on a sheet for elevations in the layout book and the next time I go back to it the drawing has shifted from the view. The only way I have found to get the drawing back inside the window is to increase the size of the window, locate the drawing, move the drawing back to the extents of the titleblock and then resize the window once again. So my question is two-fold, 1) what causes the drawing to shift like that, is there a drawing plane anchor I can set somewhere? and if not 2) is there an easier way to locate a misplaced drawing in a window without having to reshape the window itself?
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rspierenburg:

What you might try is:
1. Select the drawing, open its dialog box and under Frame select Fit Frame to drawing. This will set the drawing size to the drawing's content in its original location.
2. Now drag the drawing to its proper location on the Layout.
3. Again, open the drawing's dialog box and under Properties, set an appropriate anchor point, so the drawing will expand/contract correctly if the extents of its contents is changed.

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HTH,

David
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