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    Dependent views and worksharing.

    Hi.
    We have floor plans divided into separate smaller floor plans because of size but of course it would be useful to have one floor plan with annotations, dimensions etc of whole building (it is helpful when someone needs to link our model and set the linked model to display our floor plan) so I'm thinking about making dependent views but it has some pros and cons.

    For example changing underlay or phase.

    Has anyone been working that way? Any helpful workarounds or tricks?
    Or maybe there is a way to join separate floor plans into one (with annotations etc.)?

    #2
    All of my Partial Plans are Dependent Views, and have been for about 7 years.

    If people need to change view settings independently, they go to a working view temporarily or temporarily override with Temporary View Properties.
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      What about the annotations on the edges of the DVs from the adjacent DVs? Do you hide those manually?


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        #4
        Yep. Takes all of two seconds.

        Sent from my Phablet. Please excuse typos... and bad ideas.

        Aaron Maller
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        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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          #5
          LOL, I know, I know! Just making sure you didn't have a trick!


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            #6
            Ok. But what about underlay? It must be annoying when somebody wants to change underlay for a moment and each time you have to send request. There is a risk of central model error.
            And is it normal that every change works so slow?

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              #7
              I use dependant views, I find the pros outweigh the cons.
              The main "pro" is that my project browser doesnt have 400 views all in the root of the browser.
              It also allows me to copy many of the 2D elements in one parent view and then just manage the items visible in each child view.

              Also just recently discovered a workflow that allows me to split the same slab, into construction steps (using "parts"), add a parameter to that and then I can use view filters to manage the visibility. (and even better use that parameter for schedules)
              Last edited by Karalon10; June 12, 2017, 09:08 AM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by LukDab View Post
                Ok. But what about underlay? It must be annoying when somebody wants to change underlay for a moment and each time you have to send request. There is a risk of central model error.
                And is it normal that every change works so slow?
                We make a section in the browser called "Working Views" and everyone working on the project, if they require, can make a view there with the visibility settings they need. They can make them either from scratch as a new plan view or they can duplicate an existing view.

                The point is that the main views are the ones going on the sheets and once they are set up, no one messes with them. Also use View Templates on those main views to give them some sort of rigidity. So if you want to have a view without an underlay or anything else, you mess about in your own working view without affecting the production information. At the end of the project you can delete these working views or when a team member leaves the project.
                Last edited by kamranmirza; June 12, 2017, 12:15 PM.
                Kamran Mirza
                Chartered Architect RIBA, ARB, PCATP

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                  #9
                  And if you need to change linework to show some element that are above the view?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by LukDab View Post
                    And if you need to change linework to show some element that are above the view?
                    The working views method works mostly for 3D modelling. However your linework showing items above can be done in a working view [with the appropriate underlay ON] and then select the lines and copy/paste them into the correct view. Try it.
                    Kamran Mirza
                    Chartered Architect RIBA, ARB, PCATP

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