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    Preventing new elements showing in view

    Not sure if there is a simple answer to this or not...

    I have a series of views where I have isolated elements of my model (curtain walling in this instance). When new objects are created, because they weren't part of the original selection set that was isolated they also appear in the view which I don't want.

    My question is, is there any way to prevent this happening or do I need to keep isolating just the elements I want to see in the view?

    Cheers

    K.

    ps I should add that I currently have the elements I want in the view set up as a selection set so it's easy to reset the view, my concern is another user coming in and not realising that might need to be done before issuing.
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    Use Filter to make sure any added elements that fits in the selection gets picked up

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    Presumably though there is no way to automatically apply a filter?

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    If you apply the filter in a View Template, and assign the View Template to the View Type, it will automatically get applied at view creation. If you later change the View Type, you will need to manually apply the appropriate View Template, but it is a single step, and all the various view settings flow consistently from that.

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    Other than view templates, as others have mentioned, some people (including us) use a "Legends" phase that occurs before the Existing phase. Create 2 phases that occur prior to Existing. Make a model group of your storefront/curtainwall. Place an instance of that group in the earliest phase before Existing. Tab-select that curtainwall and change its Phase Demolished parameter to the 2nd phase that occurs before Existing.

    Now you've got a smart object that is directly related to whatever changes you make in your model, and since it is created and demolished before Existing, it will never show up in your CDs. Just create an elevation of the various curtainwall groups, place it on a sheet, and you're good to go.

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    Filters and View Templates, yes, will be applied automatically.
    However, I'm reading that you've got a Selection Set that you want to see exclusively.
    Unfortunately, I don't think there's any way to do that.
    Unless, maybe Harry is listening...

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    Inverse filter is better than selection set. You could have LEGEND in the Comments for all these object, and then a filter that just turns off anything that doesn't say LEGEND. Be aware, that trick does nothing for addressing schedules, which is where phasing, or my preference Design Options, come into play. And if you go either of those routes, then visibility is already covered.
    If, on the other hand, this is content that really is part of the main model, and just needs documented separately, then filter is the way to go.

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