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    View Templates for Sections

    Do you guys have view templates specifically for section views or do you just use a floor plan view template?

    I'm revamping the company template and we hardly ever show section views, so I'm wondering if it's worth it to not have as many view templates (and the 'floor plan' view template controls everything I'd want to control in a section).

    #2
    We do have section view templates. But if they display the same for you then no I wouldn't create a separate template. There are different categories between a floor plan and section template such as Far Clipping, etc. but if you don't need to control them then don't bother.

    We typically show the out of scope trades/discipline in section (to show coordination) where we would not on the floor plan. For example in a ventilation section the ductwork would be dark/wide (in-scope) with the piping, lights, cable tray, etc. shown light/thin (out of scope).
    John Karben | IMEG Corp.

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      #3
      We have a few view templates specifically for sections and we practically never issue any. We prefer to have a consistency across projects and the best way to do this is via view templates.
      We have a few for use when coordinating so we can tell quickly what we are looking at, it helps a lot

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        #4
        Use floor plan templates for everything.
        The section and 3d templates are just sub-sets of the floor plan options and if you only have floor plan templates it doesn't do that annoying switch to only the other types when you change them.
        Also if you use Dynamo for handling views, there are some things that don't work with 3d templates and if all your view templates are floor plans (a template is an unplaced view behind the scenes) it is easier to collect and filter them all as one view type.
        Last edited by josephpeel; May 17, 2017, 11:21 AM.
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          #5
          Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
          Use floor plan templates for everything.
          The section and 3d templates are just sub-sets of the floor plan options and if you only have floor plan templates it doesn't do that annoying switch to only the other types when you change them.
          Can you explain this a bit further, possibly with an example? I'm not sure I'm 100% grasping this and I'm very curious on this subject. Thanks!

          -TZ
          Tannar Z. Frampton ™
          Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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            #6
            Originally posted by tzframpton View Post
            Can you explain this a bit further, possibly with an example? I'm not sure I'm 100% grasping this and I'm very curious on this subject. Thanks!

            -TZ
            I believe he is referring to this behavior: https://www.screencast.com/t/orzZ3SZudvU
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              #7
              Yes, if you have used a floor plan template for a section/3d view to keep things consistent, when you go to edit the template it jumps to only the 3d/section templates. Leaving you to search for the original template yourself. If there are only floor plan template in your project it takes you straight to the right one irrespective of view type.
              "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus - "The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may ​do well under the new." Nicolo Machiavelli -"Things that are too complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple." Mikhail Kalashnikov

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                #8
                Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
                Yes, if you have used a floor plan template for a section/3d view to keep things consistent, when you go to edit the template it jumps to only the 3d/section templates. Leaving you to search for the original template yourself. If there are only floor plan template in your project it takes you straight to the right one irrespective of view type.
                I'm confused by this... isn't there some additional settings for things like Section Views versus Floorplan Views to consider?

                -TZ
                Tannar Z. Frampton ™
                Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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                  #9
                  Not really, its mostly the 'far clipping' and 'far clip offset' options that are different from Floor Plans. They also lose underlay and some options under the graphics heading (wall join display, and plan orientation (e.g. project north)), and gain a 'hide at scales coarser than' option.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by evan.dodds View Post
                    Not really, its mostly the 'far clipping' and 'far clip offset' options that are different from Floor Plans. They also lose underlay and some options under the graphics heading (wall join display, and plan orientation (e.g. project north)), and gain a 'hide at scales coarser than' option.
                    So, "not really but yes" is the answer? Lol, j/k. Yes it's minimal so it comes down to if you really need those little extras or not. Hide at coarse scales would be kind of a big one, for me anyways.

                    -TZ
                    Tannar Z. Frampton ™
                    Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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