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trace reff'ing another AC file

Anonymous
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probably not doable, but thought i would ask

can i "trace refferance" a story from AC file "a" from inside AC file "b"
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Barry Kelly
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You can if you create a layout page in file "b" that links to a view from file "a".
Then you can use that layout page as your reference.
Barry.
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Anonymous
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sweet .. how do i make the layout view link to an external file?
Barry Kelly
Moderator
In file "a" create the view for what ever it is you want as the trace (plan, section, elevation, detail, etc.).
Of course you will need to save file "a".

Now back in "b" place a drawing on a layout.
i.e. one way is to right click in the layout and choose "place drawing".
You will have a choice of an internal view or an external source.
You will want the external source.
Then simply go browsing for file "a" and choose the view you want.

Barry.
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Anonymous
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nice. that just to easy..
thanks
Gene
Wokka
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It's easy, but I don't see why you can't trace from another files viewset. THAT would be too easy.
No stuffing around creating temporary layouts etc...
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Anonymous
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Wokka wrote:
"..don't see why you can't trace from another files viewset."

Yeh, would that really be that hard for G.S. to make a temporary (I'll call it a "container") from another pln view for Trace Reference to grab/reference?.

What the heck we bring them into layouts now as external saved views anyway.
So we don't have to do the " stuffing around" thing:--))))
lec

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