You will need to read the Help files about the Navigator, and the difference between the Project Map and View Map (which lead to the Layout Book & Publisher Sets). Go to Help > ArchiCAD Help and search under "Navigator ". You can also search this forum and the ArchiCAD Wiki for information, this is very basic to using ArchiCAD.
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I did not use till now the View Map and the Publisher. The whole thing started when i wanted to use the Reviewer. In order to Publish a .dwf drawing i selected its saved view and then almost all disappeared. No problem I said, thinking that after returning to the Project Map every thing will be OK.
Now, after looking deeper into the matter i noticed that the View Map has set by default the Default layer combination. I did not chose any layer combination for the project and did not save any. This is why almost everything disappeared in the saved view and in the publisher.
Also i did not know that when returning to the Project Map from any other Map of the Navigator "you bring with you" the settings from the View Map or Publisher ( layer combination's, scale, etc ...)
So i was shocked to learn that I lost track of my hidden and locked layers. A lot of them. Not only layers managed by me but also some created, locked and hidden by others.
The solution at the time was - closing without saving.
I am sure that I'll find a way to manage the layer combinations and step by step work my into the other two parts of the Navigator, the View Map and the Publisher Sets.
- named layer combinations
- named dimension settings
- named Model Display Options
Then it screams along - you just assign them to the views, along with the required viewpoint (the things that you see in the Project Map), scale, zoom factor and, in the case of the rendering views, the rendering settings (yes, all of them).
Organizing yourself helps immensely down the line.