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How to copy and paste lines (not in a view) from one sheet to another?
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How to copy and paste lines (not in a view) from one sheet to another?

How to copy and paste lines (not in a view) from one sheet to another?

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I am working in Drafting and would like to copy lines from one sheet to another.  The lines are not in a view so I can't use the copy view feature.  Transform doesn't seem to work either.  Copy and paste only seem to work for text.  Any suggestions?

RE: How to copy and paste lines (not in a view) from one sheet to another?

What sort of lines do you have on your drawing that you need them copied to another drawing?

All drawing entitities are 'view-dependent' even if they aren't in a view. A drawing is itself a view in UG.

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RE: How to copy and paste lines (not in a view) from one sheet to another?

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I am going from a revision B to a revision C.  To write our engineering change notices we must include a snapshot of how the view WAS (rev. B) and also how it IS now (rev. C). I have exported the views I need as CGM and then import them back into the drawing.  However, this puts the CGM on a whole new sheet in drafting.  So, I need to be able to transfer the CGM, that is now just lines, from one sheet to another.  Making the view a CGM also allows me to scale it to fit where I need it.  The "drawing" sheet that I need to transfer these views to is basically an A size sheet with mostly text to explain the changes to rev. B that will make it a rev. C.  I hope this clears things up a bit.

RE: How to copy and paste lines (not in a view) from one sheet to another?

You could import the cgm in 3d space on a certain layer and just ad in a view where the visible in view option for the view is ónly set for chosen layer.

RE: How to copy and paste lines (not in a view) from one sheet to another?

(OP)
Great idea Azrael!  I ended up doing the following (for anyone interested)...

1. Export specific view as CGM.  (This creates a view of lines, without associations to a model).
2. Import the CGM to a sheet in drafting.
3. Export that sheet as a part.
4. Import that part into any sheet I wish.  This provides for greater flexibility by allowing me to scale not only the lines but the text and dimensions as well.  It also allows me to import to any sheet I wish and place the view anywhere I need it.

Thanks for your responses!

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