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Friday, February 4, 2011

View Templates

Simple put a collection of visual settings for a specific view.  For instance, if you have several section views that need changes done to the view scale, discipline, detail level, specific filter applied and/or visibility settings, a view template will be very handy.  Simply go into one section, change the scale, update the detail level and turn on/off whatever you want.  You can now create a view template with all of those settings preset.  Then apply that view template to your other sections and everything will update at once.  This will help with overall consistency throughout your project.  View templates work very well for all views.  If you spend a lot of time in "Visibility Graphics" adjusting things, you may want to consider view templates. 
                View templates are available as a split-button under the "View Tab", "Graphics" panel.  There are four options here.  "Apply View Template", "Apply Default Template to Current View", "Create View Template from View" and "View Template Settings".  I think the first three options are self explanatory.  The last option "View Template Settings" is for making changes to existing view templates or manually creating new ones without being in an actual view.  For whatever reason, it seems that making changes to an existing view template does not update any view that has already had that template applied.  In this case you will need to reapply that view template to all of the views again, even though it is still listed as the default view template. 

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