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Pete (STZ)

Ghost rectangles - viewports

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I have picked up some files that ahve been converted from 2009 - 2011, and I have found in the Design Layer a whole series of rectangles. All with no hatch and no line weight.

My powers of deduction have come to the conclusion that they represent the viewports on other layers.

I have been deleting them with no adverse impacts.

Anyone know why they are created, or where they come from?


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Possibly by editing the design layer through the viewport and having create reference object (or something like that - just rushing out and too later to check exact name!) checked on the edit viewport dialog. This creates a rectangle on the design layer, the same size as the viewport crop. It can be really useful if you are breaking up a large plan into smaller viewports.

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yes - found it. Not a setting I have on my computer - but others must have this box ticked.


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