I saw that I can set in my templates predefined views and then just to insert a model into this views.
Is it possible to do the same thing with relative to model views?
Yes, menu Insert->Drawing View->Predefined. Selecting this view you can set witch standard view you want to be displayed. After that you can define other view and save this file as a template. When you use this template you can insert in the first view any model you want (Insert model ->browse or choose from list any opened model).
Thanks for the answer but I know how to insert normal predefined vews, but how can I use it for relative-to-model views?
I think that you can not use this type of view because if don't have any model on witch define a geometric element to use in this type of view.
The predefined views are a way to have your templates place locations of specific views.
When you use them and insert a model into these predefined views the become model views.
In answer to your question you can not have predefined model views.
Maybe I'm not understanding the question, but you can set the pre-defined view to be any standard view relative to the model. Control of this is found at the top of the PropertyManager for the view once you add it.
If you mean that you want to have an actual model saved in your template, that is not possible right now.
Thanks for both of you,
I understand that it's currently not possible.
You can try and place an enhancement request for this if you feel it is something strongly needed.
It can save us time, exactly like it can save time using the predefined views for models...
I will think about enhancement request!
I do not think they will be able to do this in a predefined view. The reason is that the view not only needs the model, but it also needs two other selections to define the view orientation. How would you predefine these without the model?
Correct. Relative to model geometry requires there to be geometry.
I know that relative-to-model requires me to select two faces of the body I want.
What I thought could be nice is to insert into the drawing only the relative to model view and all the other projected views will be shown automatically. I understand it's not possible right now.
Are you looking to Auto Start projected view from the Relative to Model view?
You might be able to accomplish this with a macro. I did see in the API help file there is a call to create a relative to model view, but have not tried it.
Curious how this macro would work. Sounds like it might be a user input of the desired model
to be drawn. It would almost have to be considering the model views have to be tied to a specific model.
The truth is that in our company we developed an add-in that automates relative to model drawings (and much more), and I wanted to check if it is possible to let the user determine the views' positions (currently the Add-In automatically calculates the positions and it can overlap tables / sheet format note/tables, although I make some checks with the sheet before positioning the views).
The Add-In called AutoStruct and it soon will be out for commercial use :-) (of course it does a lot more then create drawings).
Matthew, speaking of relative to model views, it would be nice if we could edit the view properties to change the faces that define the view orientation. Now, it cannot be done. You have to delete the view and start over.
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