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Objects on Multiple Paper Spaces
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June 25, 2016, 01:43:33 PM
I wish TurboCAD would provide the option of setting a flag on any object in Paper space so that it would be duplicated on all other paper spaces, including subsequent edits of the object.

This would be useful for editing common elements of similar part numbers that require separate drawings.

For the implementation of this feature, I think it would be best to have a specific Layer (call it All Paper) that is present in all Paper spaces. 

Moving an object to this Layer would, of course, make it present on all other Paper spaces.

Moving an object away from this Layer should present the user with options to: 1) remove the object from all other Paper spaces or 2) move only the object in the current Paper space to another Layer as a duplicated item (which could then be edited separately).


Jeff
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 11:20:49 PM by Jeffin90620 »

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* June 29, 2016, 06:49:35 PM
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Sounds as if you've given this a lot of thought, Jeff. It does seem like a useful feature.

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June 29, 2016, 11:46:55 PM
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I've been dealing with the need on a dozen documents the past week.  Your mind starts to ponder the possibilities when you are doing the same simple series of steps over and over again.


Jeff

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* June 30, 2016, 10:12:26 AM
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It kinda sounds like you want "Workspace / PaperSpace / Duplicate".

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June 30, 2016, 03:16:58 PM
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Almost, except I have two distinctly different notes between the two pages that are always the same for each page.

I'd just rather make the common setup (the Title Block and most of the notes), with the distinct differences (in this case, the post processing instruction), and then have the freedom to make changes to one page and have the same changes made on every page.


Jeff


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* June 30, 2016, 04:01:03 PM
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If you edit the Title Block Block in the Blocks palette, it should change/update all the copies of that Block in the drawing.

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* June 30, 2016, 05:40:41 PM
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If you edit the Title Block Block in the Blocks palette, it should change/update all the copies of that Block in the drawing.

That's how I do it... in my multi-sheet architectural construction drawings/plans.

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July 01, 2016, 12:42:25 PM
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If you edit the Title Block Block in the Blocks palette, it should change/update all the copies of that Block in the drawing.

My application would not be served by editing the Title Block, as a Block item or not. 

Consider the actual number and complexity of the steps between my approach and what is suggested here.

Mine (keep in mind that the portion of the Title Block that is not changed is on a separate, Locked layer):
1) Select All and Copy (two hot keys)
2) Switch Paper space (one button click)
3) Select all, delete and paste (2 hot keys and a button press)

Suggested:
1) Switch to window with the desired text (hot key or mouse)
2) Select and copy the desired text (two hot keys, and maybe a selection move)
3) Switch back to TurboCAD (hot key or mouse)
4) Select the Text item and go into Properties (mouse click and hot key)
5) Select the existing text and paste its replacement (mouse sweep and hot key, because <Ctrl> A doesn't work inside Properties)

Another method occurred to me as I was typing this.  I could have the two different text strings on two different Layers, switching their visibility as needed, but that only supports my specific need now, not the more flexible capability I have envisioned for future projects.


Jeff

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