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rich-s
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Appearance Style

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03-08-2012 10:51 AM

Ok so I've made a custom appearance style, but how do I save it so I can reuse it vs. having to recreate it every time I start a new publication?

This is a viable workaround, although you dont need to insert any components/data to set up and save an IPB file. I'd suggest just to cancel out of the Insert dialog that pops up when you create a new project, and then set up the styles as you need. This way you don't run the risk of possibly mixing datasets or anything in the future.

 

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Re: Appearance Style

03-08-2012 12:23 PM in reply to: rich-s

Hi Rich -

 

Currently, there is no way to copy custom appearance styles between projects. The custom styles that you've created are only available within the project they were created in - this is currently as-designed.

 

Thanks,

 

Timera Hart

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rich-s
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Re: Appearance Style

03-08-2012 12:28 PM in reply to: TimeraAutodesk

I was talking with my reseller and they suggested the following;

 

1. create a project with all my customizing

2. save as "template.ipb"

3. to start a new project, open "template.ipb" and save as "new_project.ipb"

4. erase all components

5. insert compoents

 

thoughts?

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Re: Appearance Style

03-08-2012 12:32 PM in reply to: rich-s

This is a viable workaround, although you dont need to insert any components/data to set up and save an IPB file. I'd suggest just to cancel out of the Insert dialog that pops up when you create a new project, and then set up the styles as you need. This way you don't run the risk of possibly mixing datasets or anything in the future.

 

Timera

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bowen192
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Re: Appearance Style

03-20-2012 04:12 AM in reply to: rich-s

rich-s wrote:

Ok so I've made a custom appearance style, but how do I save it so I can reuse it vs. having to recreate it every time I start a new publication?


I too think this would be a great feature for a future update.
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Re: Appearance Style

09-04-2013 02:51 PM in reply to: bowen192

Autodesk Team,

 

  • When will it be possible to copy Labels, Callouts, and Arrows between publications?
  • When will it be possible to export/import Styles (Appearance, Label, etc.)?
  • When will Zoom All (Extents) respect the Publish area instead of the application window?

 

Regards,

 

Jerry

 

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