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    Locking Grids and dimensions

    What is the best way to create a non-editable group of dimensions and gridlines? I want to dimension my grid and building extents in a repeatable unit (in cad I would create a grid xref) that I can copy from view to view in the same place. I have my grid on the "Shared Levels and Grids" workset, but how do I get my dimensions in there?

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    Make the dimensions in one view, Copy To Clipboard and the Paste Aligned to selected Views, use the arrow under the Paste button... not Ctrl+V.

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    The best way is PIN the GRID's. . . Also keep the grid workset non editable to others.

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    This is how we do it.
    1. Layout a grid.
    2. Make the grid elements a Model group.
    3. Pin the model group.
    4. In the grid model group create an attached detail group of dimensions & other detail items (north point, etc)
    5. Select (per view) to show the attached detail group.
    Done.

    ...and later, with new plan views, use the "propogate extents" tool to make sure all views look the same (in case you've been using 2D extents)


    NB Yogesh has a good point about worksetting the grids - and I'd/we'd do that to if we used them more.

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    I'd use the worksets too.
    Another possibility is using Design Options to place the Grids in. This way you also have an easy way to control visibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogesh View Post
    The best way is PIN the GRID's. . . Also keep the grid workset non editable to others.
    If the Grid workset is non-editable would other users be able to manipulate the 2D grid ends in their views?

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    I believe so. There are model managers in the office here who put the grids on a workset owned by admin - an imaginary user - to help keep grids from moving, and nobody has ever complained about not being able to adjust the length of the grid lines...

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    Grids are modifiable by each view. You should have no problems with editing the grids that are in a locked workset.

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