The 'Model View' as you call it or 'Project Map' is the correct term, is completely separate to the 'View Map' views.
The Project Map contains 'View Points'.
One View Point for every storey, section, elevation, detail, worksheet, schedule, etc.
You have complete control over the settings for these View Points.
Nothing is saved with them - you can change the settings at any time - they have no default settings.
As you are working, you can then save 'Views' in the View Map.
These Views do contain all of the current settings at the time you create them.
So you have to alter the Project Map settings to create the view you want.
You can create as many Views of a View Point as you like.
You can have the same floor plan with different scales, layer combinations, graphic overrides, renovation filters, pen sets, etc.
The same can be done for each section, elevation, and all other views.
You can also alter the 'View Settings' after you have created a View.
So you don't actually have to have the correct settings when you create a View (but of course it helps to get it correct in the first place).
Some of these views you will then drag onto you Layouts as 'Drawings', knowing that settings are already set and they will appear exactly as you want them.
Other Views may simply be for you to work on the plans, so yes, you may want a plan at a certain scale with certain layers, etc., that you can work on and you won't necessarily add this as a Drawing on the Layouts.
But generally I do not bother with that.
I simply select the View from the View Map that is what I want to work on, storey 1 or elevation 4 or a section, etc.
As I am working on it, if I feel I want a different scale or layers or any other setting, then I just change to what suits me.
All I am doing is changing the current settings.
The Views with all of their settings are safe and can be opened or used as Drawings at any time.
Or I may open a View Point from the Project Map, I may get the current settings from the View I was just working on, but I know there are no settings saved with View Points, and I can change the settings to what ever I want without harming the Drawings I have on my Layouts.
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