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Tom Klaber

'Types' or 'Saved Views' For Viewports

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It would be great if there were something like saved views for viewports, or 'viewport types.' This way you could set the viewport as RCP, or Construction Plan or Marketing Plan, and that viewport would adopt all the settings of the type. Mostly, I think it would be classes and class overrides, but like saved views, it can be user controlled what settings are controlled by the type.

THEN - if you need to make a change - like add a class or change the override display properties of a class - you only have to update the 'Viewport Type' setting and all the viewports of that type are updated.

No more eyedropper! No more classes accidently left off of that one viewport.

Even better would be if they were sharable resources so that projects could share across files (maybe no longer necessary :) and that the office could have these resources available by default in new project files.

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+1 for me.

Could be used to standardise all drawings and make for a corporate style which would then be consistent.

The option is there with the eyedropper tool to make various viewport properties match each other, but to have this as an office wide resource would be great.

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I am +1ing my own post. Come on Jim! This is a good idea!

I just spent 15 minutes adjusting all the RCP and Construction plan viewports again. Eyedropper works well - but it is still a process that breeds error...

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Sorry I haven't put this and a few others that are currently pending on the wishlist in yet. I generally do a more detailed writeup and it takes some time, I have to slide it between my normal duties.

I will be going over the wishlist and catching everything though, there just isn't a huge rush to do so right now because of where we are in the development cycle. For instance, right after September, features need to be added to the request list immediately to increase their chance of coming in the next version, but in the months just prior to September, other things are going on in development and time-to-submission isn't so crucial.

Fear not!

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+1, very much needed. Hoping this gets added in time for VW2016 release ;).. heres to hoping..

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2017 for sure....

We just had to re-export everything because we had trouble standardizing the viewports across the project.

We would have saved hours + and a lot of brain damage if we could make global changes to all views of a type.

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Still waiting on this.  It would obviously be called Viewport Styles.  It would use the same By Style / By Instance control that has made VW styles famous.

 

This would allow certain stials just to control rendering settings across multiple Viewports, or as originally conceptualized, would allow class visibility, class overrides, layer (on layer by layer basis). 

 

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