I’m using AutoCAD 2011, and I have a large monitor for my drafting use. Is there a way to have a smaller monitor to show the same file to see the overall view (e.g. – floor plan). Then I could zoom into the view on the large monitor to do my detailed drafting.
I think this should work: start a second session of AutoCAD (you can have more than one copy of AutoCAD running at a time), and then open the drawing file. (This file will open as read-only, but that is fine for your purposes.) Drag the second AutoCAD over to the other monitor.
The other solution is to use the DSViewer command, which opens a bird's-eye-view window. You can make the window as large as your second monitor.
PS: Here is the part I am wondering about. Mr L. works for big consulting engineering company working in the energy field. I am wondering why the CAD manager (or even the IT guy) couldn't provide the answer.
In any case, Mr L. wrote back that my answer provided him with the solution for which he was searching.