SmartDraft View Tools

SmartDraft View Tools

Win32 and 64, English

SmartDraft, Inc.
SmartDraft: View Tools provide an excellent set of productivity tools to twist the view, control the crosshairs, and create and manage viewports.

General Usage Instructions

Since layout spaces are a big part of creating drawings, these view tools help with the following. Twisting the view to help display the model through the viewport and maintaining the world coordinate system. Rotating the crosshairs to aid in drawing labeling. And tools to work with viewport more easily.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Twist the view so two selected points in the drawing become parallel to the bottom of the screen.


Align selected viewports' content to a source viewport.


Restore the view saved with the View Save All command.


Move the contents of a viewport vertically or horizontally by a given interval.


Divide a viewport vertically or horizontally.


Save a separate view for model space, in a layout tab, in each viewport window. Use View All to restore the saved views.


Rotate the crosshairs to point in a northerly direction.


Rotate the crosshairs to be parallel with the bottom of the screen.


Twist the view so north is pointing direction up.


Viewport zoom setup by selecting the viewport frame.


Align crosshairs to a selected line or polyline.


Create viewport by specifying a rectangular area in modelspace.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, go to the Setting > Apps > Installed Apps and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

NOTE: If you previously installed the Trial version of this software, then you must uninstall it for this version to work properly.

Known Issues


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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Version 24.0.1 released - 3/28/2024. * Supports for Civil 3D® and AutoCAD® 2020-2025.


Version 23.0.0 released - 3/28/2023. * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2024 and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2024.


Version 22.0.0 released - 3/15/2021. * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2023 and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2023.


Version 21.0.0 released - 2/25/2021. * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2022 and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2022. * Changed command icons to support dark/light themes in AutoCAD.


Version 20.0.0 released - 3/20/2020. * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2021 and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2021.


Version 19.0.0 released - 2/20/2019. * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2020 and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2020.


Version 18.0.0 released - 3/6/2018 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2019 and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019. * Added support for polygonal (clipped) viewports to the Viewport Make, Viewport Zoom and Viewport Divide commands. * Added the command Viewport Frame.


Version 17.0.3 released - 5/15/2017 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2018, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2018, and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018.


Version 16.0.0 released - 4/26/2016 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2017, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2017, and Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2017.


Version 15.0.0 released - 4/5/2015

* Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2016, and AutoCAD® 2016.


SmartDraft, Inc. repurchased the SmartDraft product line.
Added Setup Panel in Ribbon.


Version 12.0.0 released - 3/27/2014

 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2015, and AutoCAD® 2015.

Version 11.0.0 released - 3/26/2013

 * Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2014, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Map 3D 2014, and AutoCAD® 2014.

Version 10.0.38 released - 3/19/2013

* Now the menus from all SmartDraft Apps merge into a single SmartDraft tab

  Version 10.0.37 released - 3/8/2013

* Fixed issues with help file and Ribbon interface.

Version 10.0.35 released - 2/28/2013

* Fixed an issue with MText, when MText was moved or edited, the background mask was turned on.

Version 10.0.32 released - 2/15/2013

* Released to Audodesk Exchange

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