Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Builder
Builder

Hello, with regard to drawings that have multiple views ( I have 12 on my current DFT) I am wondering if there is a way to quickly identify which view configurations are set up in each one WITHOUT having to go to properties/display and check each one individually which can be cumbersome. I have many views on my drawing each often with it's own view configuration referencing my main assembly and I have to open each one and check it. It would be great if there was a one click which lists the view configuration for every view on the drawing ... ?

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Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Perhaps like a Draft "Pathfinder"?


Thanks,
Ken

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Testing: ST10 MP3

Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Phenom
Phenom

Tried doing a basic search with 'view configuration name' and it did succeed.

Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@agoodwin,

 

Agreed....it would be good to have this as part of the options available in call-out text!

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Phenom
Phenom

That's a good idea @SeanCresswell

This would be a simple task for development to add to the callout options.

  

Meanwhile, @agoodwin if you want, I can write a little macro to add a callout to a selected view with the configuration as text. The macro I previously mentioned shows a message box with the config name.

If it is working for you, please mark the post as solution.

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Builder
Builder

Hello, thanks to all for the replies, Tushar, a macro would be highly beneficial thank you, I would maybe need step by step instructions on how to get it running also

Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @agoodwin

    

Do you need instructions for using the existing macro mentioned here.

It will show the configuration name for a selected view. First pick a single drawing view and run the macro from Windows Explorer or from a ribbon button.

The detailed steps to run the macro from a ribbon are here.

      

The new macro based on Sean's suggestion will take some time to make.

I will update this post when it is ready.

   

~Tushar

 

Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Phenom
Phenom

Grundey wrote:

Perhaps like a Draft "Pathfinder"?


There should definitely be more options in the draft edge bar.

We have Libraries, Groups, Layers & Queries but nothing that relates to the drawing/model structure.

You should be able to see the model structure of each view like the equivalent of the View Properties > Display tab.

A click on any part would then highlight it in the view, and then be able to hide, show etc.

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Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Phenom
Phenom

The macro for placing a callout with the Configuration name as text is attached with this message.

A single drawing view should be pre-selected when executing the macro.

 

CalloutConfig.jpg

  

This places a callout in the top right corner of the view with the config name.

You can select the callout and add a leader and/or a break line + adjust any other property.

    

The macro does not check if the drawing view is really an assembly DV.

So for a Part/Sheet Metal drawing view, it does nothing.

Also, it may appear doing nothing for an assembly DV if the configuration is 'No Selection'.

  

Requests for changes to the macro behavior are welcome.

 

This macro shared earlier simply displays the config name in a message box.

  

~Tushar

 

Re: Identify multiple view configuration on drawing

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Love your work @Tushar!

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000