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Copying a Viewport to a different drawing

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Hi all,

Is there a way to copy a Viewport that's been annotated on a sheet layer to another Vectorworks drawing. I'd like to copy my viewport of a set over into a large studio plan as it's been annotated and is ready to go. 

I can't seem to find a way around this but I hope there is one!
Many thanks!

Lois 

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Viewports can't be copied between drawings, but i think that if you right-click and press copy on the viewport you will be able to paste a PDF of the viewport into the other file. I'm not sure if you can copy paste the objects on the annotation layer itself, why not give it a try.

Mark

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There is a workaround for this.  First Group the viewport you want to move - then copy the group.  You will then be able to paste this group into a new drawing and ungroup it to get at your viewport.  Then just go to the viewport settings and point it at the layer you need.  (Obviously the viewport does not bring any of the design layer geometry with it, but it will bring the annotations and settings).

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Hi, If you group and copy them over and you copy all your design layer stuff over and paste in place you will be able to eyedroper the attributes over, and you may have to turn on all your design layers in the viewports but they will all show exactly as the previous file.
HTH

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4 hours ago, Alan Woodwell said:

Hi, If you group and copy them over and you copy all your design layer stuff over and paste in place you will be able to eyedroper the attributes over, and you may have to turn on all your design layers in the viewports but they will all show exactly as the previous file.
HTH

You had a nice video in some other thread ....

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Will do it again as I just noticed I had a title block it a section of the movie so I deleted it,

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hey folks. 

 

what about viewports in design layers? i am trying to copy across, reference viewports  in one file to another.

my understanding is that the grouping only works for sheets?

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When I do this I save the group as a symbol then import the symbol into the target file. I do this as I was advised some time ago that this technique reduces errors creeping in

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hi all

 

has anyone noticed that in vwx 2021 the grouping and pasting of a viewport into another document no longer works? i used this ALL THE TIME! 

 

any suggestions for a work around? 

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24 minutes ago, rexwexford said:

hi all

 

has anyone noticed that in vwx 2021 the grouping and pasting of a viewport into another document no longer works? i used this ALL THE TIME! 

 

any suggestions for a work around? 

 

This was re-instated for SP3. If you update you should be good to go. (It seems like it was actually re-coded - you don't even have to group the viewport anymore).

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ah nice! i knew there was a reason i rant on here! 

i suspected it could have been related to an upgrade. its too useful to get rid of!

 

thanks 

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