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Copy Viewport from one sheet to another

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12-10-2009 01:42 PM
I want to copy a viewport from one sheet to another in the same dwg file, but when I paste the vp into the new sheet all the "VP Freeze" layer settings disappear and the vp shows all the layers as on and thawed. Rather than having to go into each sheet and reset all the layers for the vp, is there a switch or setting somewhere that would allow me to retain my "VP Freeze" layer settings?

*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Copy Viewport from one sheet to another

12-10-2009 01:49 PM in reply to: motorhead964
No switch.
Explore using and saving LayerStates.

Dean Saadallah
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Re: Copy Viewport from one sheet to another

12-11-2009 05:40 AM in reply to: motorhead964
Another poster a few weeks ago gave a nice tip, which does work within the same drawing.
1. Make the viewport you wish to copy, into a block temporarily. Do not worry if it "blinks out".
2. Copyclip it and paste it into the target layout tab.
3. Now explode it and it should retain its layer freezes. If it is turned off, then turn it on.
4. Go back and explode the original and it should restore to its pre-block state.
I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:

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