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Tom Klaber

Viewport "Styles"

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Yes, this would be really useful if you have multiple viewports with same layer class settings and overrides and something needs to be updated.

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This would be brilliant and a massive time and stress saver.

Even better if storey layers could be set by a pattern not just the layer name. So setting up 10 RCPs would just be a matter of setting up one style and setting the focus storey on the rest. 

 

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Agree.

VW has teased 'class and layer filters' in the teasers. I think your suggestion is similar to having these 'filters' applied to viewports, which will be a great feature.

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I would like to be able to save and apply a section style to cover all related settings, rather than having to dig into advanced properties for each viewport.

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Would you think that request would coincide with this one?

 

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How it this still not a thing?

Why wasn't "Styles" programmed in a way to roll out to everything in a couple of versions? 

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Today, a new staff member (who's new to Vectorworks) asked:

 

'Does Vectorworks have anything like Plot Styles in AutoCAD?'

 

Me - 'Good Question- that's like "Viewport Styles" in Vectorworks. I am sure that feature was in the pipeline.'

 

Then I remembered this forum thread.

 

Our new staff was shocked that something can be in the pipeline for 3 years and had no action. 

 

@Matt Panzer @JuanP are you able to provide updates on this?

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@Amorphous - Julian,

I agree that this is a very important feature and it's very high on my personal list.  I would say we've had it "on the radar" for a few years and much closer to the pipe since the release of VW 2019 (but not yet in the pipe). That said, we do know how important this feature is and I hope to push it in the pipe soon.

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Sad Face.  I somehow thought this would not be that hard to do; I thought it would be an easy win.  Glad to know it is still in the consciousness and is maybe on the horizon to be considered for possible future pipeline insertion.

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On 9/15/2016 at 8:19 AM, Tom Klaber said:

 Then later when we realize we need to turn on the sprinkler riser class on the plan - we do not have to go to all 30 plans to make that change

Until Viewport Styles will become a reality

here are the steps with which such a workflow is possible for edit once for X Sheets

 

For class or layer visibility only select all the target viewports in the organization menu 

→  edit to turn on or off the target class or layer

 

For graphic attributes and visibility

1st define the needed graphic attributes in the Data Visualization dialog

Next Select all the target viewports  in the organization menu → edit → turn on the target class or layer and select the Data Visualization setting previously defined (see OIP screen capture)

 

Note that the Data Visualization tool is only available when a design layer is active

 

Update: The Data Visualization setting will remain set when switching to saved view design layer(s) environment → need to 

switch to Data Visualization setting to none, or find the preference or VS script to add to each saved view to switch

the Data Visualization setting to none.

 

To expand on the Data Visualization viewport option either as a wish or bug:

As long as Data Visualization is an option for specific Viewports it does not make sense for the Data Visualization setting

for specific viewports to remain visible in the design layer(s) environment. 

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