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Drawing View - Display Option defaults

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04-30-2010 08:05 AM
I cannot find any information anywhere on whether there exists an option to save different defaults to the Place Views>Base Drawing View>Display Options tab? The parts I model always need "tangent edges" shown to look correctly on my drawings, and for 5 years I've had to manually select it every time I do a drawing. It just seems that there has GOT to be a way to get rid of this tedious step? And if there is not, can you plainly include this in the documentation so I can stop looking for such a feature?
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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

07-25-2011 03:15 PM in reply to: 63pkay

I'm looking for exactly the same thing! Anyone know?

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

07-25-2011 11:37 PM in reply to: 63pkay

Not sure if this would work but you could try this.

 

Open your template drawing file (%INSTALLDIR%\Templates\) and place a base view of a .ipt file.  edit the view and select tangent edges, click ok. Now delete the view and save the template file.

 

Create a new drawing and place base view, hopefully tangent edges will be ticked.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Graeme

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

07-26-2011 04:43 PM in reply to: gcooper79

Thanks Graham!

 

Actually, I had a similar issue where I wanted to views to have a different default label - in my case the TITLE property of the part. Found nothing in the UI, so I adjusted a macro I found on the net:

 

'Sets the drawing label for all views
Public Sub SetAllViewCaptionsToTitle()
    Dim oDrawDoc As DrawingDocument
    Set oDrawDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument
    Dim oSheet As Sheet
    Set oSheet = oDrawDoc.ActiveSheet
    Dim oView As DrawingView
    For Each oView In oSheet.DrawingViews
        If oView.ViewType = kStandardDrawingViewType Then
            oView.Label.FormattedText = "<Property Document='model' PropertySet='Summary Information' Property='Title' FormatID='{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}' PropertyID = '2'> TITLE</Property>"
            oView.ShowLabel = True
        End If
    Next
End Sub

 

cheers,

 

Matt

www.arden.net.au

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

07-26-2011 11:25 PM in reply to: matt

Matt,

 

You can actually do what you're looking for in the styles manager.  Select the standard you're using and under view preferences tab, select the pencil next to the display box.

 

From the Type drop-down list select Properties - Model, and from the Properties drop-down list select Title.  To insert this property select the icon which shows an X with an arrow pointing down.

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

07-29-2011 07:53 AM in reply to: 63pkay

I have logged your request to our database. Thanks for reporting!

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

07-29-2011 08:47 AM in reply to: okaleja

okaleja wrote:

I have logged your request to our database. Thanks for reporting!


That request should have already been in your database.. This is requested year after year after year.

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

07-29-2011 10:52 AM in reply to: okaleja

How about a global toggle to turn on or off a 'Remember last settings' switch for **** near every user-selectable option such as in hole dialogs, drawing view creations...

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

05-06-2012 04:03 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

I'm now using 2012 and this setting/default option is still unavailable!!! How do folk get a resolution to this annoying omission?

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Re: Drawing View - Display Option defaults

04-07-2014 04:08 PM in reply to: 63pkay

There's an ideastation topis here for you to vote on if you are still active on the forums http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Add-the-option-of-Tangent-edges-as-default-to-app...

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