A drawing view is a 2D representation of a 3D digital prototype that is placed on a drawing sheet. The commands for views in Inventor are like view types in drafting. The two types of view commands in Inventor are author and modify. Author commands create new views. They are located in the Author panel of the ribbon. Modify commands change existing views. They are located on the Modify panel of the ribbon.
The first view placed on a drawing is a base view. Subsequent views are either children of the base view or additional base views. As you create views, they are listed in the browser with the sheet, title block, and border.