I have a user at another facility, that has a model and drawing (msster model). When in the model file, you see the solid part. When in the drawing, but the application is modeling, you don't see anytyhing. Switch to the drawing application, and you can add views from the model, but you don't see anything in views added from the drawing (makes sense, since you don't see anything in modeling).
Now, I did notice that in the assembly navigator, the icon for the model, is different for this file, than ones I have done.
Any thoughts on what was done, to create this?
The "strange icon" (yellow cube on top of a title block) means that you have added a view from another part. These are also known as drafting components. When you add a base view to a drawing, you have the option to choose which part to add the views from (OOTB settings defaults to the model file if you are doing a master model drawing). There is an option in customer defaults to show/hide the drafting component icon for master model drawings.
Right now our default is teh OOTB setting, so both drawings had the views added from the model.
Submitted an IR, and so far GTAC is confused too.
Drafting components do tend to confuse things. However, I'm not sure why GTAC is confused on this. Unless I miss my guess, someone created the Mk1 drawing file and added a view in the drawing without ever adding the Mk1 model as a component. Whoever created the C14 drawing added the model as a component before doing anything else.
Ah, that could be...I never encountered a drawing with views from a model that was not a component within the drawing. This is a new user, so who knows.
Do you recall where that setting in the customer defaults is for using views from the drawing, or the model?
The customer default option doesn't prevent the user from creating drafting components (adding views from other files). All it does is determine if the "drafting component" icon is shown for master model drawings or not...
I realize that, I was trying to check if our defalt is to pull views from the model, or from the drawing. We have had some discussion on which it should be, with OOTB being from the model.
Only if you enable blank templates (see attached image).
You can change the relation in the pax file:
<Presentation name="A - Size" description="Creates 8.5in x 11in size drawing" tooltip="This NX template example creates an A size drawing that references an existing model.">
<PreviewImage type="UGPart" location="@DB/Drawing-A-Size-template/A"/>