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Tip: Using View Lists to Redefine Views

Link
Expert
Please dismiss this if it has been mentioned before, but I thought I'd share something I have discovered recently and used succesfully.

In setting up many templates, I am defining and redefining views a lot of the time. This can be somewhat cumbersome in the Organizer, so I have turned to the View List to redefine my views and it works quite well. The best part is being able to see the status of all views in one window. Everything is interactive, so redefining is spot on.

The downfalls are that we can only redefine one view at a time, and there are no available parameters for Zooming, Floor Plan Cut Plane or Source View. Hopefully GS will include these soon!

Still it is pretty handy. Same interactivity can be used with the Sheet Index and Drawing List.

Cheers,
Link.
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
Link wrote:
In setting up many templates, I am defining and redefining views a lot of the time. This can be somewhat cumbersome in the Organizer, so I have turned to the View List to redefine my views and it works quite well. The best part is being able to see the status of all views in one window. Everything is interactive, so redefining is spot on.
I must be missing something but isn't the View Settings... or Settings... buttons the same in the Organizer and the View Map.
I can see no difference.
Or are you redefining views in some other way?
Link wrote:
The downfalls are that we can only redefine one view at a time, and there are no available parameters for Zooming, Floor Plan Cut Plane or Source View. Hopefully GS will include these soon!
I am selecting multiple views in the View Map and using the Settings... button to change layers, scale & model options all at once.
Or are we not talking about the same thing?

There is limited control over the zooming - none or current.
For controlling the cut plane there is a Floor Plan Cut Plane Settings... button in the view settings dialogue.

Or do you mean something totally different?
It's been a long day

Barry.

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Link
Expert
No it's different. Please take a look at the attachment...

Cheers,
Link.

Barry Kelly
Moderator
Link wrote:
No it's different. Please take a look at the attachment...

Cheers,
Link.
Ah the View List in the Project Indexes.
I thought you meant the View Map sorry.

Just starting with V10 and haven't even looked at this yet.
It does seem a little limited at the moment - hopefully it will improve.
It needs to have more settings and be customizable like the Drawing Organizer (not the drawing list) so that columns can be turned on or off as needed.

Its great that you can see all views at once - just a shame you can't do much with them.

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
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TomWaltz
Newcomer
Link wrote:
Please dismiss this if it has been mentioned before, but I thought I'd share something I have discovered recently and used succesfully.
Link

I think it's been too long since I've said this:
You're f-ing brilliant sometimes, you know that?
Tom Waltz

owen
Newcomer
cheers,

Owen Sharp

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__archiben
Newcomer
Link wrote:
Still it is pretty handy. Same interactivity can be used with the Sheet Index and Drawing List.
congratulations mr lateral thinker! that'll be a another GS mug heading your way soon with a bit of luck . . .

ben
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Link
Expert
Well I am glad you guys liked it.

If I got another mug from GS I think I would take it back, fill it up with Palinka and bribe the programmers to include the missing functions so the last 20% worked too!

Cheers,
Link.

owen
Newcomer
... he's on fire today
cheers,

Owen Sharp

Design Technology Manager
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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Awesome tip!
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Petros Ioannou
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No Mug, you'll get a T-shirt!

Great tip, Link!

Petros
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James Murray
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Link wrote:
Please take a look at the attachment...
Link, that kills.
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Erika Epstein
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Excellent Link!
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Stress Co_
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Link:
You deserve a new graph-iSoft edition iPod mini.
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Jefferson
Participant
I believe that's MR. Lateral Thinker

Here you are again Link looking at the same thing the rest of see, and wondering, and then pursuing your "what's really going on" train of thought. It's so easy to get caught up in the graphic interface and not move beyond that plane.........Nice work

What else ya got mate?
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Anonymous
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Kudos, Link!
You can knock off early. 😉

Anonymous
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No doubt about it - this is the Tip of the Year!

Someone needs to give these power users the credit they deserve. Graphisoft should think about incorporating a rating system, where other users could vote on posts, for good or bad. Simply judging on the number of posts is not an accurate means of determining expertise. Just because someone posts a lot doesn't mean it good info. Give me quality over quantity anyday.

Some of the higher posters here just submit crap. This tip is a good example of delivering the essence of what we need to know to use archicad better.

Good job Link! Thanks for your contribution to this forum - keep it up!

Hunter.

Thomas Holm
Booster
TomWaltz wrote:

Link

I think it's been too long since I've said this:
You're f-ing brilliant sometimes, you know that?
Sounds like we all missed this one! Thanks, Link!
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