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Multiple Viewport Class Overrides

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The ability to edit classes in a particular viewport, i.e. change the way a class looks depending on the viewport, is a great feature of VW12.

However, when in the Viewports tab of the Organize palette you can select multiple viewports but CAN'T edit the class properties (you can edit which appear, but not their line and fill). This is immensely frustrating if you have 20 viewports that need the same class override settings!!

Please implement Multiple Viewport Class Overrides

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Chris D

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Yes come across this myself quite a few times.

To clarify you can edit which Classes are turned on and off, but you can't override Class *attributes* en masse.

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You can do this in VW 2008.

You can also set viewports to be black and white only on a viewport by viewport basis.

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This is still in a wish list right? Is there a way to achieve multiple viewport class overrides in one go? I know I can import settings but the cure is still going one by one importing settings from another viewport...

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Yes. There are a few ways I think this is being approached that have come up recently.

Simplest one is: Allow editing of class attributes and overrides with multiple viewports selected (As of 2008 you can control class visibility but not edit the attribute overrides)

Next is: Viewport "Styles" that also house class override settings.

And then I think two others that I can not remember the specifics of that are also being discussed internally that deal with visualization control for viewports.

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A bump for this wish.

Viewport "Styles" is something that is discussed allot on the forum, but for now I would be very happy to be able to select several VP`s and override class settings for the selected ones.

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Another big bump up for this.  Also, when creating a new class from an existing class, it would be extremely helpful if the new class would retain overrides, if any, matching the original class in each viewport.  The way it is now, having to add a class to a project that's well along with many viewports and viewport overrides can be quite a daunting task.  VWIS102

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It would be great if we could overide the class attributes of multiple viewports at the same time from the class edit/visiblities dialogue box.

Or some other way of bulk setting a presentation look for a class vs a working look. ie turn-on dropshadows in viewports but off for the working view.

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56 minutes ago, Matt Overton said:

@JimWIt might be a good idea if merging threads to note the merge/bump. Looks like a bad necro otherwise.


Good point, will do in the future!

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A couple of related wishlists:

  • To have an "edit class" option in the right click/context menu.
  • To have an "edit hatch" option in the class organisation dialogue as per below:

 

 

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9 hours ago, Boh said:

A couple of related wishlists:

  • To have an "edit class" option in the right click/context menu.
  • To have an "edit hatch" option in the class organisation dialogue as per below:

 

 

Yes and yes please. 

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11 years after this thread started we still can't override classes in multiple viewports at once.  Giving it another vote and bump because it's still annoying.

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Edit : Deleted.

 

Sorry, I thought about switching Class Visibilities of multiple VPs only.

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Yes, upvoted it. Even if it would be only possible through the organisation dialog to override classes in multiple viewports it would be an improvement.

 

The alternative is to have multiple copies of objects in multiple classes so that you could "override" by changing the class properties and change class visibilities to show the "override class" but that would be a really bothersome workaround.

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