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Saved Views - Import and Export

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It would very useful to be able to import a Saved View from another file, similar to items in the Resource Manager. May be this can already be done?

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Can't currently be done, but would be very useful.

 

Saved Views are a special type of object that can be seen in the Resource Manager, but can't be transferred between files.

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Hi Pat. Thanks for the response. Do you know if this on an existing Vectorworks Wishlist?

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You added this post to the Wishlist, so it is now. 😉  I don't know if it was previously on the list or not. I would expect it was.

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I looked for a similar entry but couldn't find one. If there is one I'd like to vote for it.

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Looks like a good wish to me.

It can be done - in a way - by saving views in your Template File - then new files cloned form this will have those Saved View intact.

 

I came across this thread while searching for assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Saved Views - eg

ctrl 1 (on the numerical keypad) for SV-1

ctrl 2 ( " ) for SV-2 etc.

maybe this is a separate wish.

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Thanks bcd but that doesn't help pass views from file to file. It also doesn't help with any view that is set up after using the cloned template, and most views are set up after opening a template. This command would be especially helpful in instances where more than one person is working on the same file.

 

There should be an "Import/Export View" command under the "View" menu.

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One other thing you could try is to GROUP your viewport and then Copy the group, Paste it into the new file, and UNGROUP. The first thing I would do after that would be to check the layer and class visibilities.

 

No guarantees. Your mileage may vary. Do no try while operating heavy machinery. etc. etc. etc.

 

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Hi Pat Stanford. Unfortunately,  I'm not asking about Viewports, I'm asking about Saved Views.

Will Grouping, Copying and Pasting Viewports into anew file import Saved Views?

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Nope, sorry. I lost track of the thread and answered the wrong question.

 

At Least in VW2020 Saved Views are resources and show up in the Resource Manager but they are prohibited from being transferred to a different file.

 

Time to file an Enhancement Request (wish). 😞

 

 

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