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OK this should be an easy one

If I have some saved Sheets and I create a new class, it defaults to Invisible in the existing Sheets. How can I set the default of new classes to Visible?

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I see the problem. It's in the Edit sheet dialog, not the Save Sheet dialog.

Let me look into this.

[ 02-26-2003, 10:13 AM: Message edited by: Katie ]

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Is there a reason why you aren't going to Save Sheet in the Page menu to save the sheet and are going to the Edit Sheet dialog box?

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Hi Katie

Yes but this is when I have my Sheets already set up, and perhaps I'm making changes and alterations later in a drawing life. I could Add New Sheet to replace the old one every time I add a new class - but that's as much a pain as going to Edit Sheet and turning the new class to visable. So, can I make new classes default to visable in exiting sheets?

Or am I missing something here??

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If you go to the Page Menu, Save Sheet - the sheet you are working on is saved with the settings of classes and layers you currently have.

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Simtav, this behavior is normal and predictable. If you create a saved sheet prior to the creation of a layer or class, you will need to go to "Edit Sheet" in order to make the new layer or class visible in your exisiting sheet(s). It is easy to do, I do it all the time. If you have any other questions, let us know. Peter

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This is normal behavior, but if you have a lot of saved views/sheets, it can be tedious to update them all. I have suggested elsewhere that a utility to make this easier would be great to have. In the meantime, I have discovered that if you edit the sheet setups via the RESOURCES dialog box, it can go a lot faster. Open the resources for your document, then open the saved sheets. You will see list of all sheets/views. Right click on each of them to edit. The list persists, so you can go down the list one by one and not lose track of where you have made changes and where you haven't, plus you don't have to reopen the edit dialog box for each sheet you want to change.

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Thanks all for input, but I think a point is being missed.

I work with Sheets from early in a project as many layers & classes can get built up on complex jobs. I know about editing and saving sheets, but as PR says it's a pain to keep going back and saving and editing them every time a new class is made, which can happen a lot (PS thanks for Resource browser tip).

As the majority of the time when I create a new class I want it to be visible (or is it just me?), couldn't the default be switched from IN-visible to Visible, or even better have the option to choose.

Does this make sense [Confused]

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It would be nice if you could select a group of sheets and make changes to them en masse. I wouldn't want new classes to be added by default to all sheets; that would lead having a new RCP class added to the floor plan sheets, for example.

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Addition,

(coffee has engaged brain [smile] )

Katie, I see what you mean about saving the Sheet, but on any other Sheets that are set up a new class is automatically set to In-visible - can we change this option?

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Either way, one has to edit preset views after adding classes or layers. What if you could set the default so that new classes would be visible, you would still have to edit some sheets to not see the new class. I can't see that you would have every class visible for every preset, that would be chaos.

What would be nice to have is to edit presets in a dialog box much like classes and layers, instead of going to the little button after each preset edit.

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