Copying and Pasting Views
You can cut, copy, and paste drawing views within a drawing, from one sheet to another in the same drawing, and from one drawing document to another.
Model views are usually the most useful to copy. You can modify them to display any view orientation.
You can also drag views from sheet to sheet within a drawing (but not to another drawing document).
To perform these operations on multiple views at once, hold down the Ctrl key as you select the views.
NOTE: To copy a Detail or Section View from one drawing to another, you must also copy the parent view. You can either copy the parent view first, or you can copy both the parent and the Detail or Section View at the same time.
To cut/copy/paste a drawing view:
- Select the view either on the sheet or in the FeatureManager design tree.
To move or copy views by dragging:
In the FeatureManager design tree:
is there anyway to do this with the bom?
Hi Brent, I think you can not copy and paste BOM from one sheet to another sheet. you have to create new BOM in that sheet.
you can move the bom to another sheet, but not copy past, have to create a new ont from the copied view, Sorry only way, because if it was copied it has no link to the original view...relationship is gone. but below you can do it from an assembly bom
Copying Assembly BOMs into Drawings
You can insert a BOM saved with an assembly document into a referenced drawing.
- Select Insert > Tables > Bill of Materials .
- In BOM Options, select Copy existing table.
- Select an assembly BOM from the list.
- Select Linked to link the BOMs.
Linked BOMs have certain parameters and restrictions.You can edit the original assembly BOM or the copied drawing BOMs. Changes in one BOM update the other BOM. Formatting of linked BOMs is independent; only the data is linked. Formatting items include row height, column width, font size and color, and text direction.
You can unlink the drawing and assembly BOMs at any time, but you cannot reestablish the link. You need to create a new BOM to re-link the BOMs.
In SW12 I can simply cut and paste a BOM from one sheet to another, or drag and drop in the View Manager.
You are right. In SW12 we can simply move the BOM from one sheet to another and also BOM will link to the model.
Also note that if you copy an entire sheet, the table (as well as any model views, etc.) will come along for the ride. I do not believe that there is a link between the two tables (For general tables anyway) when you do it this way but it is an option.
Probably not a best practice; I find it comes in handy when you have an identical table needed on multiple pages without going through the trouble of linking to an external excel file.