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I have used Keynotes and Legends on several projects. My current dilemma is I have a drawing file with keynotes shown in the annotation viewport but no Keynote Legend. I have tried to take a legend from another file in the same project and create a new file and keynote legend yet I can not recreate or restore the Keynote Legend. Has anyone else come across this issue and do you have a fix?

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Keynotes that have been copied between files don't bring the Keynote Legend along with it.

 

What I do to bring back missing Keynote Legend objects, is this:

1) go into the VP where the Keynote callouts reside and select one;

2) over on the OIP uncheck the option to 'Place as Keynote'. The note text should appear as a Callout Object inside the VP annotations.

3) Select the Callout and check 'Place as Keynote' and the Keynote Legend should be placed somewhere on the SL or DL.

4) Make sure the Keynotes are referencing the Default Legend.

5) Repeat as needed for the rest of the Keynote objects.

 

HTH.

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On 4/11/2017 at 11:31 AM, rDesign said:

Keynotes that have been copied between files don't bring the Keynote Legend along with it.

 

What I do to bring back missing Keynote Legend objects, is this:

1) go into the VP where the Keynote callouts reside and select one;

2) over on the OIP uncheck the option to 'Place as Keynote'. The note text should appear as a Callout Object inside the VP annotations.

3) Select the Callout and check 'Place as Keynote' and the Keynote Legend should be placed somewhere on the SL or DL.

4) Make sure the Keynotes are referencing the Default Legend.

5) Repeat as needed for the rest of the Keynote objects.

 

HTH.

Thanks for the suggestion. I will give this a shot!

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The other thing to look out for is that the callout is being connected to the correct call out legend. You can choose any of other legends in the file, so make sure it's going to the correct one.  I give my legends a name to make it easier ( Elevation Legend, Demolition Plan Legend, etc).

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Hi Jonathan:

 

I have been working with VW since 1996 and have always tried to be faithful to it. But lately it has been so frustrated to find solutions to it's problems it's come to a point which I'm very doubtful.

 

I don't work 24/7. But I have found myself working 12/7 because of discrepancies like this. Sorry about the ranting. I just spent 3 hours looking for a way to create a new Keynote Legend. Why is it so hard? Could you show me the way please? Just so I receive your help could you email me at sidug@shaw.ca please?

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The easiest way for me to create a new keynote legend is to duplicate one, rename it, and move it to the required sheet layer. 

 

Just becareful when you place the new keynotes that you have selected the correct legend in the preferences. 

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