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Clone viewports from one file to another

Francois Levy


One cannot currently copy a viewport from one file to another. In order to do so, one would have to copy the design layer from the source file, create a new sheet layer, create a new viewport, then copy annotations from one viewport to another, carefully positioning them in place. Very tedious if one has a sheet with a dozen or more viewports! Workgroup References will not reference sheet layers, unfortunately.

I'd like to see either Sheet Layer workgroup references, or a way to copy and paste annotated viewports from one file to another; probably there would be a prompt to ask the user to identify which layers in the source documents would populate the viewport.

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Exactly. In SD or DD, often the "one project, one file" model works well. As a project progresses into CDs, however, more hands are on board, and it become necessary to break the project up into several files (EG: site; plan, model and elevations; building sections; wall sections and details). In CA, ideally a single project file is created reintegrating all the multiple files.

At the very least being able to reference sheet layers or ideally clone viewports would make this a far less tedious process.

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