One of the new features in Vectorworks 2011 is the ability to use the camera to create a viewport. If you use this technique, you do not need to create a crop object, and you can edit the camera settings after the viewport is made, if you need to change anything.
Place a camera on the design layer. Remember, the camera becomes part of the viewport (like any crop object). If you want to keep a copy of the camera on the design layer, duplicate it.
Select the camera.
Click on the Yes button.
Create the viewport in the usual way, choosing the setting that you want.
You can move the viewport to the desired location on the sheet layer. If the camera view is not the way you want it, you can change it.
- Choose Edit Camera.
Click on the OK button.
Use the slider bars to correct the camera view.
Click on the Return to Viewport button to return to the sheet layer, and exit the viewport.
Update the viewport to see the finished results of the changes.