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I saved and closed a project. When i opened the project again the backdrop had changed. How do i fix this?

I added some layers to an electrical CAD drawing. Afterward I saved it and closed it. The next day i returned to the project and the white backdrop was smaller and placed in the bottom left corner of my drawing. i don't know what i did that was abnormal but could you help me please.
asked 4 years ago in progeCAD by Stealth / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (2 points)

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I'm not sure that I fully understand the question but I will try and help. progeCAD has tabs at the bottom which are referred to as the model space, and paper space's. When you are drawing in model space (switch to model space by typing ms and pressing return, or switch to paper space by entering ps and return) you draw your objects at full size.

In paper space, the viewports looking at your model are cut out of the virtual paper and you can see "through" an mview or paper space viewport. Set the scale of the view port you create when inside paperspace by selecting the vport and using the property editor (usually exists on the left of your drawing screen) you can set "scale" and reduce or enlarge the objects inside the "paper". A paper space view at the drawing usually fills the entire screen, unless you do any kind of zooming and/or set up your drawing to reflect a different scale or size of paper than what is actually inserted at 1:1 into your drawing. I assume what happened is that you set the drawing limits to be one size, and the border in your drawing was set to another. When you save, end, and startup again perhaps the drawing is zoomed out as far as the limits and those need to be adjusted, since the paperspace has shrunk.
answered 4 years ago by Scott H / Level: Engineering Manager (5,713 points)

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