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Keep interior Elevation viewports associated with markers when moving between sheets

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It would be very helpful if there were some solution to interior elevation viewports dis-associating with their markers when copying to different sheet layers.  It would be fine if the move had to be accomplished by going to the elevation marker itself and specifying a new sheet layer, as long as all viewport annotation items are retained.

 

As it is, if I want to change the sheet layer for an interior elevation VP, I need to create a new marker pointing to the desired sheet, and then copy all annotation layer items and any crops to the new viewport, which is irritating and time consuming.

 

It's pretty common that we end up needing to reorganize our elevation sheets as we move through the phases, usually as new elevations become important due to finish choices.

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I am not certain if this will help you or not, but are you aware of the Section Line Instances box at the bottom of the Object Info Palette when you have a Section Viewport Selected? This will let you put a linked Section Line on any Design or Sheet Layer without having to copy/paste.

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does that preserve or re-establish links with interior elevation markers though (I don't think it does)?  I'll experiment, but a big part of what I'm interested in is preserving links with markers for drawing coordination.

 

I know I can basically turn those interior elevation viewports into standard sections, but that kinda defeats the purpose...

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And, actually, the interior elevation viewports don't give you the "section line instances" button.  Only "navigate to interior elevation" which breaks if you copy the viewport to a new sheet.

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Are you cutting and copying or is the disassociation happen when you select a new sheet layer from the OIP?  If you move all the VPs associated with a single tag via the OIP - the link should be maintained and the tag updated.

 

 

Edited by Tom Klaber

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I couldn't find an option in the OIP to change sheet layers - I'll look again later today when I get back to that project.

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19 minutes ago, nrkuhl said:

I couldn't find an option in the OIP to change sheet layers - I'll look again later today when I get back to that project.

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Good luck!

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holy crap.  I've literally never used that drop down to change sheet layers of an object before.  I didn't even think of that.  Totally works.

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I have this problem all the time. The tool is not fool proof. When someone in office is told to move some interior elevation viewports to different sheet, and have done it by copy-pasting it, the tag stays in place and gets dissociated with any viewport by become just a lame dummy tag with no way to associate again with any viewport.

I would like to have the tag to be smarter an more flexible. It would be nice that it was something like section/elevation tag, that can be placed in annotation layer, but could be moved out of section line (our office drawing standard place interior tags on the edge of drawing, bellow space tag). 

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