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Section Elevation markers disappearing in Plan Viewport

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Just noticed that couple 'section-elevation lines' in my sheet layer viewport were visible - until I activated them with the 'Create Section Viewport' button - at which point they were no longer visible in my Plan viewport.

 

They created their respective connected viewports on the sheet layer but are no longer visible in the plan view viewport.

 

I have them on a separate layer 'Z-ANNO' and a separate class '00-DIM' and have drawn them in a design layer.

Should I have drawn them in annotation space of the plan view viewport??

 

To be clear, they are still visible in design layers, just not in my sheet layer plan view viewport.

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To make them visible in the plan sheet layer, click on the Section Viewport and push the "Section Line Instances" button in the OIP.  You can then place it on any design layer or in any viewport.

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Why the visibility of the section lines is handled like this is a total mystery to me. Just using classes would be so much simpler.

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@hollister design Studio The viewport name is listed in the OIP, it's the field at the very bottom (standard name field for objects).  I've gotten much better at naming viewports lately, I used to have drawings with "Viewport-1", "Viewport-2",etc and it was terrible to find things.

 

There is also an "automatic" way of naming viewports (Drawing Number / Sheet Number), but unfortunately it gets really screwed up when you copy and paste viewports or copy sheet layers, so I've gone back to naming them myself.

 

I actually don't mind section lines being handled this way.  When I'm doing exhibit layouts, I'll do an elevation and cropped plan view for each wall.  I'll draw out all of my section lines in a dedicated design layer, and then use the Section Line Instances button to make sure that only the section line pertaining to the elevation is visible in the plan viewport.  If I wanted to do something similar with classes, it would require a ton of individual classes for each section line.

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Jesse, I can see that you certainly have use for the current organization. My needs are much simpler.

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21 minutes ago, hollister design Studio said:

I honestly thought that 'drawing title' was the viewport name.

 

That would seem to make sense, wouldn't it? I used to wonder about this, then one day I realized it's because you might have dozens of viewports with the same drawing title (such as "Plan" or "Front Elevation"), while the "Name" field has to be unique per object.

 

But I do wish Viewport auto-naming were improved. I swear the topic comes up weekly on these forums in one manner or another 🙂 

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