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viewframe groups and creating multiple double plan view sheets

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01-10-2013 09:29 AM

He folks.  I new to using the view frame groups we do allot of double plan view 11x17 sheets using an alignment on top of MrSid aerial drawings. It is very time consuming to setup the viewports along the alignment doing the old fashion method of copying the page setup and sliding the model space along the alignment for the next sheet.  I understand the plan profile and cross section methods of creating multiple sheets and how the viewframe group works for those type of sheets.  I'm just not sure how to create a dwt template for one plan view on top of another plan on the same sheet with to viewports.  I know I'm not the only person that creates road cl double planviews when your not concerned about a profile.  I hope my question isn't too confusing.

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Re: viewframe groups and creating multiple double plan view sheets

01-10-2013 10:18 AM in reply to: lissaucad

A workaround solution I have used for this is to let the software generate just one plan view per sheet which is for instance the top half of the sheets you would like to create.    We also use the one layout per drawing format.


rename the drawings created from drawings 1 and 2 to 1 and 1a.  3 and 4 to 2 and 2a etc....


then xref 1a into 1 and put 1a in the bottom viewport of drawing 1.


by doing things this way each drawing can be opened and remain at the original coordinates, and every other sheet contains all the info necessary for the sheets you want to create.   Depending on how many sheets you will end up with this process can be very time efficient compare to doing this without the plan production tools.




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Re: viewframe groups and creating multiple double plan view sheets

01-10-2013 05:30 PM in reply to: lissaucad

Are you using Sheet Set Manager?


If so, create a polyline that represents your viewport size in inches times drawing scale. Copy and rotate the polyline to represent all the views you need along your alignment/SID image.


Use the attached Lisp routine to create model views. It allows you to assign a view name prefix and starting number, then go along to each polyline, select lower left, lower right, upper left. The routine then creates a model view using those clipping limits.


After all that, you can just drag-n-drop the model views onto your sheets using Sheet Set Manager.

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Re: viewframe groups and creating multiple double plan view sheets

01-11-2013 08:51 AM in reply to: lissaucad

Thanks for all of your posts.  I will have to try your suggestions and lisp routines.

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