SmartDraft View Tools Trial

SmartDraft View Tools Trial

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


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.


Twist the view so north is pointing direction up.


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


Viewport zoom setup by selecting the viewport frame.


Rotate the crosshairs to point in a northerly direction.


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


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


Align selected viewports' content to a source viewport.


Align crosshairs to a selected line or polyline.


Create viewport by specifying a rectangular area in modelspace.


Restore the view saved with the View Save All command.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plugin from the Autodesk App Store will begin installing the app/plugin. Alternatively, double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. Activating the app/plugin may require restarting the Autodesk product. To uninstall this plugin, close any Autodesk products currently running, rerun the installer, and select the Uninstall button. Alternatively, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall it from your system like any other application.

Additional Information

NOTE: If you previously installed the paid 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 - 3/15/2022. * 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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