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Show views on sheets as "Print Preview"

Show views on sheets as "Print Preview"

One thing I've seen happen A LOT, is that users will turn off crop regions, and hide all unreferenced views, reference planes and anything else they don't want to see on sheets. The problem is there are print settings that turn off reference planes and unreferenced views as well as crop regions don't show when printed. I think if the views on sheets could represent their "Print Preview" when not activated, this may help avoid having to turn these things off all the time. Many times when users are working on markups or annotations they will work in the views that are on sheets. However, sometimes the reference planes are there for a visual guide reason. Additionally there may be sections used for working purposes that exist or some views that aren't finished and aren't on sheets yet and getting to them is easier when you can see they exist. I have seen countless times people getting aggravated when they can't find a section they created because it's hidden so that sheets can look like they would printed. For Revit savvy people it's almost a given that this means filters are on, and we can easily activate temporary views. However, thinking of those that are not, this is frustrating to them.

 

Another option could be to toggle these things on and off like line thickness or the new canvas colors. I've noticed in the new templates for 2024 Autodesk uses a filter for these views as well but colors them instead. The problem with this is that it doesn't solve the issues where some people want sheets to look clean, it requires a user to actively place the view correctly, AND if you use a filter to try and filter out "if a view doesn't contain xxx" then interior elevations will not properly register that for any sort of graphic adjustments unless it's visibility. (basically if I use a filter that selects every view that does NOT have documentation in it's label, it will include the bubble for interior elevations regardless of if there are placed elevations. This must have to do with the fact that the bubble itself is not associated with any of the data the views are except what type of view it is)

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