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Cleaning up my Design Layer

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Is it possible to reorganize my design layer.

I have my current floor plan and then interior several elevations that I crated from coping area of my floor plan  all over the place on this layer.


The layer has gotten really messy and unorganized.  The only issue is I created several viewports of the interior elevations and  placed those on the the appropriate sheets.

If I move anything around on that layer it will effect what I see in my viewport.  I thought there might be way around 

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What I tell my team is, "Fanstastic! You broke it, now you get to fix it." (Which is the best way to learn). Unfortunately it is going to get worse (viewports get messed up) before it gets better. But there are some things you can do, to make it fast and relatively painless. 😉

  1. Obviously you need re-arrange your interior elevations, and possibly place them on a second design layer.
  2. So that you have a reference point for your Sheet Layer Viewports, make the viewport crop visible (see checkbox in Object Info Palette).
  3. With the Sheet Layer Viewport crop visible, in viewport annotations of each viewport, place a 2D Loci at the bottom left corner of each crop, and another at the bottom left corner of your elevation. This means, when your move your design layer geometry, you have a two reference points. One for the viewport crop, and another for viewport annotations relative to your design layer geometry.
  4. Once you have rearranged each viewport, you can hide each viewport drop.

Hope that helps. Cheers.

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The other simpler thing would be to copy the interior elevations - and paste them in place in a new layer.  You then would have to repoint the viewports - but you would not need to move the crops - just select the new design layer. 

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