Is there a way to import the whole view map into another file? I want to import the views from a new template into another file, which was created back when we used the view map very poorly. I don’t want to put them on a layout I want to put it from one view map to another view map. I’ve tried file-merge but that imports either the model or the layout book and I don’t want that.
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Hi. Is there a particular reason why this is not possible? Surely it is a function many users require. It seems to be the only function that can't be transferred between files and is rather essential to updating office templates. I find it hard to comprehend that this hasn't been developed. Do Graphisoft manually update their template view maps with new releases?
Yes, I understand how the view map functions, however I’m not sure if that clarifies why importing views cannot be developed.
Just to clarify, we have an office template with our own specific views. We have created several views of our own over and above the views that come with the standard Archicad template. I don’t know if the standard template is a Graphisoft template or one from our Archicad Agent in NZ. The standard template doesn’t vary significantly with every new release, but on occasion there are updates to the view map folder structure, i.e., additional views added.
With each new release of Archicad we import everything from our previous template into the new default Archicad template. This is so that our template is based on the most up-to-date Archicad template. But obviously it is not possible to import our views, and we recreate them manually which is time-consuming.
Is it not necessary to use the standard Archicad template provided? Or should we simply continue using our template in the new release of Archicad? I have always assumed that we should be using the latest standard template as the basis for our own template. But thinking about it maybe that isn't necessary, and we just import any new libraries etc? Just want to be sure we aren’t missing any new features however. Your thoughts?
The View (in the View Map) is dependent on the View Point (in the Project Map) being in place.
Also the views are dependent on the pen set, graphic override, renovation filter, etc. for the particular file they are in.
What happens when you try to copy a view from file A into file B, where file B does not have the correct view point (storey, section, elevation, detail, worksheet, etc.) or does not have the correct pen set, graphic override, renovation filter and other settings that a view contains.