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Hi Guys,


Have been looking at the import attributes dialog (select Viewport > OIP > Classes… > Import…). What is the purpose of the Viewport Class Properties > Import Attributes dialog?

There are some features of this dialog that make sense. These are – :

  • Importing attributes from referenced Viewports.
  • Maybe having referenced viewports take on the attributes of their residing document?
  • Transferring Class overrides between Viewports.
  • Any others you can think of?


But what I am trying to get my head is, "Why would want to import Class attributes from the document Class attributes? Isn't this the same function as the Revert button? Any clues as to it's purpose?"




From Vw Help

Opens the Import Attributes dialog box, to import the class attribute settings from the file. The attributes can be imported for the classes selected in the Viewport Class Properties dialog box, from corresponding classes, or from a specified class in the file or a specified viewport.

Click OK to import the class attributes into the selected viewport. (The Eyedropper tool can also transfer class override attributes between viewports.)


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