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Saving and viewing snapshots
You can save snapshots of a drawing to view later. A snapshot saves the current drawing in either *.emf, *.wmf, or *.sld format exactly as it appears on the screen. A snapshot is not a drawing file. You cannot edit or print the snapshot; you can only view it.
You can use snapshots in the following ways:
When you view a snapshot, it temporarily replaces the current drawing. When you refresh the display of the current drawing (by redrawing, panning, zooming, minimizing, maximizing, or tiling), the snapshot image disappears, and you are returned to the current drawing.
You create a snapshot by saving the current view as a snapshot. A snapshot does not include any entities on layers that are not currently visible. The contents of the snap-shot also depend on the current drawing space. In model space, the snapshot shows only the current viewport. In paper space, the snapshot contains all visible viewports.
To create a snapshot
Display the drawing exactly as you want to capture it as a snapshot.
Do one of the following to choose Make Snapshot:
In the Create Snapshot dialog box, specify the name of the snapshot file you want to create.
From the Files Of Types list, choose either *.emf, *.wmf, or *.sld.
The current drawing remains on the screen, and the snapshot is saved to the directory that you specify.
You can view previously saved snapshots, and you can also view snapshots created using AutoCAD.
To view a snapshot
Do one of the following:
In the View Snapshot dialog box, specify the name of the snapshot file you want to view.
CAD.direct 2019 displays the snapshot in the current drawing window.
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