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Screen layouts for CAD: Landscape vs. Portrait

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When I set up a system screen is usually the first thing I think about.

But First – Viewing modes

The two modes of viewing include Landscape and Portrait. This signifies that the orientation of your display can be set to either larger and wider (portrait), or less high (landscape). This happens because a portrait of someone would require more height to frame the entire image. Landscapes that don’t need height can be made as the sky usually appears at the top of landscape scenes. The aspect ratios used in both modes are identical and revit, unless they’ve been specifically designed for a particular operation.

The aspect ratios are able to be used to multiply the ratio 4:3. The squaring values will straighten the gradient, narrow the display horizontally, and decrease the display’s width.

The Setups are completed


Multiple monitors can be grouped in CAD order to achieve the ideal setup. Portrait mode has a screen that is smaller in wide than it’s height. If you require more than one screen, three screens will be required. Windows’ default monitor setup doesn’t support more complex or extensive configurations.


It is by far the most well-known option. Three or two horizontal screens look great on your desktop. Many rigs can include six screens. There are some that have three screens more than others. This doesn’t mean you have to raise your head. These displays can be placed slightly higher than the top of your desk. This will let you place your laptop or mobile workstation in the middle.

My Favorite

Personal preferences aside, here is a picture of the setup I have. The central screen is the Samsung LED 24″3 Series 300 screen. It’s facing towards the front flat. The setup is comprised of two Dell 24″ flat screens, one on both sides. They are tilted slightly towards the inside to provide me with an all-round view of the environment. The audio system I use is as well compatible with the flatscreen revit Sony Bravia 45 inch Flatscreen TV. This configuration allows me to see conceptual sketches and mechanical drawings on the big screen, while focusing on the finer details on the smaller screen.


While the portrait mode is great, the landscape mode is more popular. There are numerous forums that showcase the many different viewing arrangements created using portrait screens.