Will CTRL Q update all sheets of a multiple sheet drawing or just the active one? I am referring to updating all the views on all sheets of the drawing.
Is CTRL Q even intended to be used on drawings?
It updates all sheets. And it seems to work fine on drawings. I suppose sometimes it is overkill (will take more time compared to just rebuild), but I use it quite a bit.
Brian, thank you for your quick response. I guess I need to clarify:
Will it update all views on multiple sheets even if the views show a different configuration of an assembly? I do understand that CTRL Q is a deeper rebuild when used in a part or assembly environment. I also know that it does not rebuild all configurations of that part or assembly, only the active one. Our users have been using CTRL Q on the drawings and expecting that it is updating all views on all sheets. I do not believe that it is and would almost go so far as to say that the CTRL Q feature was not intended to be used on drawings (not sure of this). I was looking for feedback from someone that knows more about what the CTRL Q function is actually doing in the drawing environment.
Interesting. I think you are right. We have multi-sheet drawings with different configs in various views. I guess I have always relied on the "Views on inactive sheets need updating." message. This pops up on Save after making changes to the model via the drawing. Based on the fact that is shows up whether I do a Ctrl+B rebuild or a Ctrl+Q rebuild, it is apparent the inactive sheets are not always updated by the rebuild.
If the message on save does not work for your system for some reason, then I guess you need to get in the habit of running the update. It does not appear there is an icon the for "Update All Views" command - which would be nice because then you could stick it on a toolbar.
I use this macro written by Deepak Gupta
John, thank you for your reply.
I guess I am not explaining well enough that I want to know what the CTRL Q does in the drawing environment. I have already done the searches and have run across the multitude of band-aids and work-arounds.
The last line of my last response is, "I was looking for feedback from someone that knows more about what the CTRL Q function is actually doing in the drawing environment."
Don't get me wrong, guys....I deeply appreciate the time and effort to respond to my post, but I don't need a solution. I need to know what exactly it does for drawings.
Hopefully someone can answer your question.
I believe Cntrl-Q works on the model (part or assy) as the controlling factor. When applied to the drawing, I believe it activates the referenced model and then makes the appropriate changes on the drawing based on what it finds.
Jeff, all sheets or just the active sheet?
Just the active sheet, based on my testing. Even if they are the same config rebuild does not get all the sheets.
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