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Viewport name already being used



I keep getting this error message, even though the viewport name isn't being used by another object. Any one else having this problem? I always have to go back to the viewport annotations to change the detail number, it would be nice to just assign the number when I create the viewport.


VW 2020 SP4, Architect, InteriorCAD

mid-2015 Macbook Pro


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If you are getting that message, then it is very likely the name is actually being used by another object.


If you want to track it down, create a worksheet. Right Click on the Row 3 Row Header and check the Database option. You will get a Criteria dialog box. Set the Criteria to All Objects. Click the More Choces button and add a Criteria of Name IS NOT and then leave the last box blank.  Check all of the check boxes for Symbols, PIOs, Annotations, etc. and click OK. You will get a worksheet listing every object in the file that has a name.


Click into cell A3 and enter a formula of =N. This will now add the name of every object in the database. Click the disclosure triangle in cell A3 and set this to Sort either ascending or decending as you need to get the names in an order than works for you. Scroll down until you find the name that is causing you problems. Right click on the subrow row header and choose Select Item. The drawing will pan and zoom and the edit mode (symbol, active class, active layer) will change so that the object with that name will be centered in your drawing window. Rename the object as necessary.



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