VPCLIP (Command)

Useful Commands

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Clips layout viewport objects and reshapes the viewport border.

You can either select an existing object to designate as the new boundary, or specify the points of a new boundary. The new boundary does not clip the old boundary, it redefines it.

Tip: Use the generic CLIP command to clip images, external references, viewports, and underlays.

The following prompts are displayed.

Clipping Object

Specifies an object to act as a clipping boundary. Objects that are valid as clipping boundaries include closed poly-lines, circles, ellipses, closed splines, and regions.


Draws a clipping boundary. You can draw line segments or arc segments by specifying points. The following prompt is displayed:

The descriptions of the Next Point, Arc, Close, Length, and Undo options match the descriptions of the corresponding options in the PLINE command.


Deletes the clipping boundary of a selected viewport. This option is available only if the selected viewport has already been clipped. If you clip a viewport that has been previously clipped, the original clipping boundary is deleted, and the new clipping boundary is applied.

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