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    Viewport types that won't purge

    I am trying to do some final cleanup on a template, and I have two BS viewport types that came in when copying stuff from another project. I can rename these things (they are called Junk & Junk 2 at the moment) and I can use them, but I don't see them in the list of Viewport Types to purge. The thing is, there are no sheets in the file, so now views on sheets, so in theory no viewport types in use to be eliminated from the purge list.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

    #2
    Viewport Types are an oddity, and ive talked to people at the Factory about this. For instance: Ever notice how a VIEW doesnt have a VIEWPORT TYPE until its on a sheet? But yet, theyre all viewports? Its weird, but there are some you just cant get rid of. I think i have it down to one or two i cant get rid of, and i ended up turning them in to ones we could use, or marking them Do Not Use, but its quirky.

    Ive even asked them about default Viewport Types, for each type of view... But suffice it to say there is stuff *under the hood* there that causes the issue.
    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
      Yeah, by the time they fix all the broken under the hood stuff, a Mac native version will be easy. And the windows version will suck less. What really bugs me is that this **** gets imported when do you something like, oh, transfer project standards for materials. I pull in materials and get this crap? Aii!

      But I like the idea of deleting what I can and rebuilding these. Crossed fingers I can make that work. I certainly won't spend any more time trying to delete them.

      Thanks!
      Gordon
      Pragmatic Praxis

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        #4
        I just ran through this exact same problem with our template. I found no way to get rid of them and instead modified them to view titles with rotated north arrows for the instances where north isn't up. Didn't know what else to do with them...
        Chad Koscinski | Architect

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          #5
          A trick I just tried as I am working on my 2012 template right now.....create a project file that has nothing in it... insert in the views/schedules you want into that one and name it as something else (so that way you can keep the unaffected version for later...) Name the view title in your temp file to something that you already have in your primary file (I used NONE)...and of course resave. Besides having less to search for when you insert 2D views....it will say that the view title already exists and will use the original title instead.
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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            #6
            Originally posted by Gordon Price View Post
            I am trying to do some final cleanup on a template, and I have two BS viewport types that came in when copying stuff from another project. I can rename these things (they are called Junk & Junk 2 at the moment) and I can use them, but I don't see them in the list of Viewport Types to purge. The thing is, there are no sheets in the file, so now views on sheets, so in theory no viewport types in use to be eliminated from the purge list.

            Any thoughts?

            Thanks!
            Gordon
            Have you tried:

            Select any viewport.
            Change it to the viewport type you want to erase.
            Type "SA" (Select All) You have now selected all instances of the bad viewport.
            Change the type to a viewport you like.
            Purge Unused. The "bad" viewport will now show up.

            via
            http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?...hread_id=19124
            Luke Johnson | Autodesk Expert Elite Member
            Author of What Revit Wants

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              #7
              I just had the same problem when updating our template to 2013.

              After loading some schedule views, I realised I had four extra unwanted viewport types, and couldn't purge them.
              Once I deleted the sheet and view-based schedules, I was able to select the viewport types from the purge list and delete them.

              So, if you have this problem, try deleting any view or sheet based schedules and see if that then allows you to purge the unwanted viewport types.

              Cheers,
              Mark

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