Sign in to follow this  
johnny

Bad functionality? - Layout links

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, johnny said:

Before making a suggestion, i wanted to see what fellow users feel.  Should Layout make dynamic changes to linked plan files, but NOT actually make the link different?  This video explains.

 

http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cFVDYooDin

Johnny,

I'm not understanding what you did to get that condition.  Was this a case where you just hadn't updated the Layout of an Elevation?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Johnny,

 

As I understand it, you had a link between a plan file and a layout file.

You did a Save As with the plan file and saved to a new name.

You then expect your layout to link to the new plan file automatically?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Joe_Carrick said:

Johnny,

I'm not understanding what you did to get that condition.  Was this a case where you just hadn't updated the Layout of an Elevation?

 

Yeah so if I have an open layout file, with all existing links, but then do a "save-as" on the plan file with a change in name the layout file automatically updates to show the newly formed file - but when you "drill" down (open) the link is still the old file.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, glennw said:

You then expect your layout to link to the new plan file automatically?

 

Hey Glenn,

 

I would say I expect the layout file to display the same file it references.  Right now, it will automatically display the newly formed file but not link to it.  If Chief just had us manually change everything I would be fine with that too - just looking for consistency.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is probably better to copy the file and rename it.  Doing a save as while the plan and layout files are active can get you in trouble in a hurry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, javatom said:

Doing a save as while the plan and layout files are active can get you in trouble in a hurry.

 

I learned this the hard way. It's all very logical to me now, but that lesson prompted some thinking.

 

To the OP, it doesn't seem reasonable or logical to me to expect the layout file to automatically know you changed the name of the plan file. Yes, it's updating the contents of the layout view window dynamically, but the link is still to the old plan... as I would expect, once the logic hit home.

 

Attractive layout, BTW. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my method is to do a "save as" with the following naming convention

123_OAK_MODEL_180117_1545_LB_X10.plan and .layout

 

MODEL could be REMOD or ALT01 or ALT02

 

or LAYPS OR LAYCP or LAY01 etc - where PS = permit set and CP = client presentation

 

this is for my backups

 

then I do another "save as" using 123_OAK_X10.plan and .layout

this is to keep them in sync at all times

 

doing double "save as" is very quick and easy

 

during work sessions I will do it as often as every 5 minutes

or whenever I finish a task I don't want to repeat

 

Lew

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Member Statistics

    27873
    Total Members
    6254
    Most Online
    cbling
    Newest Member
    cbling
    Joined