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View Reference Master

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View Reference Master allows you to place reference sections and callouts quickly based on the sheet number and detail number rather than searching through a long list of possible views.

Reference Section Cut

This command places a reference section cut.


VRM Dialog


Instructions:

  1. Click on "Reference Section".
  2. A dialog pops up (shown above) where you select the sheet first, then the detail you want to place and click "Place Ref". 
    1. In the left column, if a sheet has views, the sheet name will be bold.
    2. In the right column, if the current views on a sheet can't be placed, the detail name will be red.
    3. If the detail you have selected is not the correct type, the “View Type” dialog will be RED otherwise it is gray.
  3. There is a check box at the bottom of the dialog that will allow the user to place a reference section cut in one of two ways...
  1. The section cuts are placed!

Usage Notes:

  1. Certain views do not accept section cuts and the command does not work in such views. Examples: section cuts and callouts can't be placed in sheets and schedules.
  2. If using a detail line to host the section cut, it needs to be straight and a detail line.  The tool will not let the user select anything else.
  3. Section cuts will only allow certain types of views to be referenced (placed).  If the selected view is not acceptable, the view type label will be red.

Reference Callout

This command places a reference callout.

Instructions:

  1. Click on "Reference Callout".
  2. A dialog pops up (similar to "Reference Section") where you select the sheet first, then the detail you want to place and click "Place Ref". 
    1. In the left column, if a sheet has views, the sheet name will be bold.
    2. In the right column, if the current views on a sheet can't be placed, the detail name will be red.
    3. If the detail you have selected is not the correct type, the “View Type” dialog will be RED… otherwise it is gray.
  3. Draw a rectangle to locate the reference callout extents.
  4. The callout is placed!

Usage Notes:

  1. Certain views do not accept callouts and the command does not work in such views. Examples: section cuts and callouts can't be placed in sheets and schedules.
  2. Callouts will only allow certain types of views to be referenced.  If the selected view is not acceptable, the view type label will be red.

Relabel Views

This command relabels views on sheets, making the view name equal the sheet name and detail label.


VRM Relabel Dialog


Instructions:

  1. The user should review the check boxes to confirm options; see usage notes below.
  2. The command will  relabel all views that are on sheets to  “_sheet num_detail num”


Usage Notes:

  1. There is a check box to ignore the plan views.  In many cases, a user would not want to relabel plan views with the sheet and detail label.
  2. There is a check box to place the current view name in the “Title on Sheet” parameter.
  3. There is a check box to add an "X" to the start of the view names if a view that was previously renamed was moved off of a sheet.  This is so you can see if there are some details that were previously on a sheet, but now are not.

View to Sheet

This command places views that are not currently on sheets.

View To Sheet

Instructions:

  1. Select an unreferenced section or callout.
  2. Click on "View to Sheet".
  3. A dialog pops up (similar to "Reference Section") where you select the sheet and then "Place Ref".
  4. The sheet that was selected becomes active and the user can now click to place the view on a sheet.
  5. The view is placed!

 

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