VPCLIP command

Makes viewports from entities.

BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM


Makes viewports from closed 2D entities (short for "viewport clipping") and can be easily used to show less of a drawing.

Note: This command only operates in the paper space of a layout tab and only works with already existing viewports. use the MVIEW command to make additional viewports.

Options within the command

Select viewport to clip
Select a viewport border of the viewport to clip.
Select clipping entity
Converts a close entity such as a circle or closed polyline into a viewport boundary.
Note: The entity needs to be drawn in paper space.
Draws a polygonal viewport border made of straight and arc segments. Press Enter when done.
Draw Arcs
Draws an arc segment in the polygonal viewport. See the ARC command to explore the options within this option.
Specifies the distance and angle for the next polygonal segment.
Draws the next segment at the same angle as the previous polygonal segment. The length of the segment needs to be specified.
Undoes the last polygonal segment.
Closes the polygon. The model space drawing is shown.
Deletes the clipping boundary and returns the original rectangular viewport.
Note: This option appears only when a clipped viewport is selected.