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How can I put multiple views of the same thing on one sheet - for example showing all the elevations of a building on one page? Can this be done so that the views will automatically be updated if I change the floorplan?

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You can use layer links to accomplish this. Create a layer link, unlock it, rotate it to

the view you want, and move it to the place on the sheet where you want it. Repeat for the other views you want to show. It's probably a good idea to use the Saved Sheets feature to save this particular sheet so you can switch to it easily.

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be extremely carefull with this!

we've been using this option for a while, but we found that it is NOT possible to export such a composition to any other file format like dxf/dwg - so if you need to work with consultants or so - BEWARE!

greetings,

michael

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FINALLY something approaching an answer to one of my quesries. Caleb, can you PLEASE ELABORATE on this?

"Create a layer link, -Between what items?

"unlock it" - How does one unlock a link without deleting the layer fromh the file?" CREATE LINK tool is easy to find, but unlocking/removing links has me baffled. The Manual (MiniCAD 7.03--R416) talks about unlocking objects but says nothing about layers. THANKS!

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Originally posted by Caleb Strockbine:

You can use layer links to accomplish this.... rotate it to the view you want, and move it to the place on the sheet where you want it. Repeat for the other views you want to show. It's probably a good idea to use the Saved Sheets feature to save this particular sheet so you can switch to it easily.

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ronald -

to create a layer link, you first go to your target layer where you want the data to appear, then > VIEW >Create Layer Link

the next dialog box will ask you which layers you want to link into the target layer, and whether or not to project 2D info. after you select whichever layers you want, click ok, and those selected layers should appear in your target layer, at whatever scale you have it set at.

to unlock the layer link, you simply select it, go to EDIT>Unlock, and the link will be unlocked and movable and/or rotateable. (that is about all you can do with it) to delete the link, you simply select it and hit the delete key.

the info in the linked layer will have all its 3D characteristics, as well as 2D (if you selected the check box initially).

hope this helps.

good luck

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carrollarchitects

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Originally posted by Caleb Strockbine:

You can use layer links to accomplish this...

But are they *useful* elevation drawings, Caleb?

Our old discussions were about floor-to-floor seams. People found better results with Convert Copy to Lines and taking the extra time to edit in 2D. I've gone so far as using a custom plug-in command to convert groups to more usable elevation drawings. I think this topic should be addressed as a shortcoming in the development of VW -- not as a feature to boast. See my wish list item:

http://www.nemetschek.net/ubb/Forum20/HTML/000327.html

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Originally posted by michael@arc:

be extremely carefull with this!

we've been using this option for a while, but we found that it is NOT possible to export such a composition to any other file format like dxf/dwg - so if you need to work with consultants or so - BEWARE!


This is not true in VW9. Layer links are exported to DXF/DWG as blocks (symbols). VW8 Mac has a utility here that will turn layerlinks into symbols for export.

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Thanks Rich!

I have to agree with Archen. The need to create elvations is rudimenttary to any technical drawing package. I would assume to most of you it's a oiece of cake. It sounds like I might be wrong and often people go through variuous convultions in order to create an elevation. It would be GREAT if one could simply do a cut&paste from a rendered 3D model, hidden line drawing, into a 2-D elevation drawing, and then move these vies around as objects WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THROUGH MAJOR CONTORTIONS - or learning MiniPascal. Or perhaps ther is such a technique already. I just haven't found it documented anywhere.

Thanks AGAIN folks!

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Please contact Technical Support at (410)-290-5114. Ask for Brian and I will e-mail or fax you a copy of a How To showing this process in detail. This should be going up on the Website soon under the How To's section if you would rather wait. Once it goes up I will post to this thread notifying you.

Brian

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Brian O

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[This message has been edited by Brian O (edited 08-14-2001).]

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