referencing entities in background sheets

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I noticed that when working with "working sheets" I'm unable to reference entities
in a "background sheet". Example: I wish to draw a line in a "working sheet" from
the end point of a line in the "background sheet". Is there a setting for this
somewhere?
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Re: referencing entities in background sheets

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Chad,
The geometry on the background sheet is not accessable from the working
sheet. If you need to use keypoints of the border geometry, you may want to
investigate using blocks for your border instead of having the geometry on
the background sheet. Create the block with the border geometry and then
place it directly on the working sheet.
Then turn off the display of the background sheet. Right mouse click on
'Sheet1' at the bottom of the application. Click on Sheet Setup. Click on
the background tab. Uncheck "Show background".
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: referencing entities in background sheets

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This really defeats the purpose for "background sheets". What we did in Autocad
was X-ref a border (background sheet) and then place attributed text for our title
block. This is a good workflow and many companies use it. The only way I can think
of to get close to this workflow is to allow a user to reference geometry in the
"background sheet" and then place an attributed text block to reference a point
on a "background sheet" entity.

Re: referencing entities in background sheets

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What are you trying to achieve? You mention "attributed" text, what does
this mean?
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Chad Schmidt" wrote in message
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>
> This really defeats the purpose for "background sheets". What we did in
> Autocad
> was X-ref a border (background sheet) and then place attributed text for
> our title
> block. This is a good workflow and many companies use it. The only way I
> can think
> of to get close to this workflow is to allow a user to reference geometry
> in the
> "background sheet" and then place an attributed text block to reference a
> point
> on a "background sheet" entity.
>


Re: referencing entities in background sheets

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We use Callouts on the background sheet that reference the Draft file
properties and it insures that the file properties are filled out (so that
searching for files is fruitful) and it auto-populates every sheet you add.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Chad Schmidt" wrote in message
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> Attributed text in autocad is the same thing as block labels in SE. The
> background
> sheets are an excellent solution for the borders but not for the title
> block. If
> a user could reference the background sheet in a worksheet then they could
> place
> a block with block labels into it as a title block and reference the
> border at a
> common location. This workflow also exist in Inventor right now and it is
> very
> helpful.


Re: referencing entities in background sheets

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Attributed text in autocad is the same thing as block labels in SE. The background
sheets are an excellent solution for the borders but not for the title block. If
a user could reference the background sheet in a worksheet then they could place
a block with block labels into it as a title block and reference the border at a
common location. This workflow also exist in Inventor right now and it is very
helpful.

Re: referencing entities in background sheets

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Can you make multiple occurrences of properties for each sheet or are these properties
global at the drawing level?

Re: referencing entities in background sheets

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They are global with the exception of the sheet count properties which are
dynamic, so the information will be identical on all pages.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Chad Schmidt" wrote in message
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>
> Can you make multiple occurrences of properties for each sheet or are
> these properties
> global at the drawing level?