it's just not being taught. In NX this was called a Layout. We could have up to 8 views in a layout.
This provides the user the ability to work on large assemblies or view different areas of an assembly or design at one time and allow you to pick back and forth across the windows. An example of using this would be the measuring of distances between points/objects that are small and not able to be seen/picked from the "fit" screen. You would pick you base point in one view and then select the second point in the other view. This reduced the need to all the view manipulaitng (zooming out, rotating, soom in, ect.) to select the other points.
The user also has the ability to "expand" the view to make it "full screen" if desired and return back to the divided views.
Is there any such capability within SE?
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Just some historical perspective on this. I've been in CAD going on 30 years now....
We used to have four viewports and a big view standard (and two monitors) back in 1984. And all the menus were on tablets on the table -- no screen real estate taken up. And all the way through the early nineties I was convinced you could not be productive without this. Even before the time Solid Edge (and SolidWorks and others) came into being, menus moved to on screen and the "style" became a single big view. I think this came about because view rotation was suddenly fast and easy with the newest graphics cards.
Anyhow, most systems have "some way" to still do the multiple views thing, but it really fell out of vogue about 20 years ago IMO. In Solid Edge, make sure to use Ctrl F, Ctrl T, Ctrl R, Ctrl L, Ctrl B, and Ctrl K to swap quickly between standard views. (hopefully the mnemonics are obvious, except that K is for Back since both Back and Bottom start with the same letter).
Here is a video, I think this will help:
Solid Edge offers multiple view (as Kan mentioned), but I suggest to use "saved views".
Sorry for HUN UI.