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2D View/Sheet - Active status

2D View/Sheet - Active status

2D View/Sheet - Active status


Let's say you have a 2D file, with 2-3 sheets,
Each sheet has 2-4 views.

Shouldn't the sheet be activated, rather than a view?
For instance:
In Sheet.1, View 4(1/3) is active
In Sheet.2, the Sheet2 is active
In Sheet.3, Right view 1(3/3) is active

It is not big deal, just curios to how best design practices would apply in this case!......


CAD 2015

RE: 2D View/Sheet - Active status

The classic answer applies here: "It depends." I'll try to help by filling in a little more information.
For every sheet, there are two additional views that are not shown in the tree:
View #1 is the sheet Foreground.
View #2 is the sheet Background.
The first view in the tree list is actually View #3.

Suppose you double click on the Sheet icon to activate the sheet. What is activated is actually the #1 view. Then you add a text box - this text box is added to the foreground view, and not to one of the other named views.
Suppose you double click on the icon "View4(1/3)" and then add a text box, the text box is added to that view specifically. If you have the view frame active, this behavior will be illustrated - the view frame will expand to wherever the text is added.
View #1 is accessed by double-clicking to activate the Sheet icon, or in VBA this is the item(1) in the views.items collection.
View #2 is accessed by picking Edit -> Sheet Background, on in VBA this is the item(2) in the views.items collection.
View #(n) is accessed by double-clicking the view icon in the tree, or item(n+2) in the views.items collection.

Hope that makes sense.

So - to best design practices, consider on which view an object should live. Sometimes text notes are good to put in the View #1 (sheet foreground). This way they don't move around if you rearrange the views. Title blocks and revision blocks are typically in View #2 (sheet background), which makes them harder to tamper with. Then your drawing views are the additional views, to suit your needs.


RE: 2D View/Sheet - Active status


Sorry, but I didn't understand anything.
Do not worry, I am not very good in 2D.

Thanks a lot for your time.

CAD 2015

RE: 2D View/Sheet - Active status


Your explanation above made perfect sense to me. And you taught me something (actually a couple things) Definitely worthy of a star.

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