I'm trying to set up a project file with views from a few other jobs. I've imported the views as external drawings so they will auto update if anything in that particular project file changes. But I'm having an issue where the autotext will link to the new file rather than the origin file. ie Lot number is coming in as 00 instead of 3. Is there a workaround for this?
I might be a bit confused, but I have brought them in as views on the layout pages, so all the auto text is in the external project, and everything else is linking correctly back to the external file. But the auto text within that view instead of linking back to the external file, is linking to the new one. But as you say, it is essentially a live image so it doesn't seem like this should be happening.
I can't say I do a lot of linking views from other files, so I was just assuming any auto-text in those views would still reference the original file and not the new file you are bringing it into - seems logical to me.
When I get a chance I will experiment.
But if any others out there have advice, please contribute.
I am not sure when I will get time to play.
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As I understand from the conversation here is to be able to attach or link a view ( with its autotext ) from a project to another I should save this view as HLM or hotlinked module file before placing it to the new project,
that’s the logic process in Archicad.
@KatherineC97 , are you asking about adding a new autotext to that view in the new file rather than the old one and be related to the old file not the new one?
I understand it’s not available, and to add a new autotext to that view you should do it in the hotlinked module file, is it right @Barry Kelly ?