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Controlling classes in referenced files


SharonP

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I have a multi unit residential development that I am currently drawing.  There are 6 different small houses on one site, so following suggestions from others I have referenced them into my site plan so that I can have it all up to date, and it is working well.... except that I cannot work out how to control the visibility of the classes within that one file.

 

I have the individual houses on the site plan as viewport in the site design layer, and then when I make the sheet layer with the whole site viewport, I can't seem to control the individual classes properly.  Eg, if I don't want to show the walls of the houses, turning off the walls classes don't make them disappear unless I turn them off in the individual house viewports on the site design layer.  Then they disappear from all viewports of the full site - which is not what I want - I only want them gone from some sheets, not all..... Here'd hoping that makes sense to someone.

 

Any clues?

 

Thanks

Sharon

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@SharonP...you may have to consider using Layer Import Referencing rather than Design Layer Viewport referencing.

 

I've attached a couple of documents, although they're a bit out of date, they describe both types of referencing and some of the pros and cons of each method.

 

Enjoy!

 

Wes

141103-WGR-Introduction.pdf

141103-WGR-Multi Production Files.pdf

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