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Viewport creation issues

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Hi,

I'm having a problem creating viewports on a sheet layer that appears intermittently.

 

On the sheet layer I create a bounding box around the objects I want to show (top plan view) and hit "create Viewport" in the View drop down menu. The normal dialog appears and when I hit OK without changing anything I get a message saying " That viewport is already being used by another object. Please use a different name".

 

Starting again and changing the name in the Create Viewport pane brings up the same error message.

I can create the same viewport, without changing the name in the dialogue box, on a different sheet layer and then send it to my required sheet layer without any problems.

Not a big problem but it messes up the workflow.

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Regards

Knut

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Sorry I'm kinda dumb with VW, but when you say you created a bounding box, did you use the rectangle tool or is there another tool hide somewhere? Are you trying to create a viewport over another viewport? I tried with the rectangle tool but received an entirely different message.  I have to start with View>create viewport, then set up a crop for the viewport.

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On 3/3/2017 at 2:27 AM, kklik said:

Hi,

I'm having a problem creating viewports on a sheet layer that appears intermittently.

 

On the sheet layer I create a bounding box around the objects I want to show (top plan view) and hit "create Viewport" in the View drop down menu. The normal dialog appears and when I hit OK without changing anything I get a message saying " That viewport is already being used by another object. Please use a different name".

 

Starting again and changing the name in the Create Viewport pane brings up the same error message.

I can create the same viewport, without changing the name in the dialogue box, on a different sheet layer and then send it to my required sheet layer without any problems.

Not a big problem but it messes up the workflow.

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Regards

Knut

 

Do you have a class, layer or any symbols or other resources named exactly "Viewport" anywhere in your file?

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Same issue here. I have a class with the same name as the viewport I am attempting to create and it is telling me " the viewport name is already being used by another object." Seems odd that a class and viewport couldn't share the same name as they are two entirely different things.

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Correct, no two things in Vectorworks can be named the same string of text. This will change in the future, but for now there is no avoiding it.

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