How to Crop a CAD Drawing after Importing It

If you’ve just imported a giant .dwg file with drawings all over the place and you only need to see one area, you might be wondering how to crop your imported drawing to a more manageable size.

Unfortunately there’s no easy way to do this.  You can crop the whole view with a crop region, or draw a masking region to hide the parts of the .dwg you don’t want to see.

Alternatively you can select the import and click Query to hide individual components within the file, but there’s no way to select multiple objects at once with this method so it only works if you have just a few things to hide.

In some cases, your easiest option is to create a new .dwg where you delete all the stuff you don’t want to see.

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