Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Correction to "Divisions to Manage Design Options"

An omission to my previous tutorial on using divisions to manage design options has been brought to my attention. In step 11, in addition to selecting the "Elevation A" division, you also need to select the "Base Model" division to get the entire model.

This actually illustrates another strength of using divisions to manage plan options. It's easy to select the wrong combination of divisions when combining a complex set into a complete model. If you make a mistake, all you have to do is select the view that you were trying to complete, right click, and select "Properties". Simply uncheck the unwanted divisions/levels and re-check the ones you really want. Finally, select the "Views" root category, right click and select "Regenerate". All views will be re-analyzed, and any that need to have XREF's detached and others attached will be taken care of automatically.

Thanks to Jodi Bonet of JML Architects for catching my little slip!


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