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I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the cameras and cross section view, layers and defaults.

 

I make a new layer called "cross sections" because I want to separate it from the elevation camera views and it works real nice. The problem is that I want to be able to save the settings but if I change them for the framing sections at 3/8 or 1/2" scale then It messes up the camera views.

 

Is there a way of saving and/or copying this call out so I don't have to set it up 2 or 3 times on every drawing I do?

I'm afraid that if I set it as the default than it will mess up the camera views I use for elevations. Just having a hard time understanding it.

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Any help would be appreciated. I need to understand sections better because it seems like I spend a lot of time on them and they could be more be more automatic. 

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2 hours ago, builtright3 said:

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the cameras and cross section view, layers and defaults.

 

I make a new layer called "cross sections" because I want to separate it from the elevation camera views and it works real nice. The problem is that I want to be able to save the settings but if I change them for the framing sections at 3/8 or 1/2" scale then It messes up the camera views.

 

Is there a way of saving and/or copying this call out so I don't have to set it up 2 or 3 times on every drawing I do?

I'm afraid that if I set it as the default than it will mess up the camera views I use for elevations. Just having a hard time understanding it.

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Any help would be appreciated. I need to understand sections better because it seems like I spend a lot of time on them and they could be more be more automatic. 

 

Mr. Cool...

 

Go to Defaults>Camera Tools>Cross Section/Elevation>Layer...specify the layer you want to use each time you use the cross section/elevation camera.

 

You can do this for each camera view.

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22 minutes ago, SNestor said:

 

Mr. Cool...

 

Go to Defaults>Camera Tools>Cross Section/Elevation>Layer...specify the layer you want to use each time you use the cross section/elevation camera.

 

You can do this for each camera view.

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Steve, I apologies for my lack of being able to explain what I need. I will go back to my seminar videos and see if I can find my answer there. I don't even know how to properly explain what I'm trying to do.

Thank You

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I have Anno Sets for these. For instance, for interior cabinet elevations I take the camera shot, choose my 1/2" scale interior elevation anno set and save the view. For building sections I have another anno set for that, and one for exterior elevations. Two clicks and done.

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3 hours ago, builtright3 said:

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the cameras and cross section view, layers and defaults.

 

I make a new layer called "cross sections" because I want to separate it from the elevation camera views and it works real nice. The problem is that I want to be able to save the settings but if I change them for the framing sections at 3/8 or 1/2" scale then It messes up the camera views.

 

Is there a way of saving and/or copying this call out so I don't have to set it up 2 or 3 times on every drawing I do?

I'm afraid that if I set it as the default than it will mess up the camera views I use for elevations. Just having a hard time understanding it.

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Any help would be appreciated. I need to understand sections better because it seems like I spend a lot of time on them and they could be more be more automatic. 

 

If you are trying to add text to a section view...then, after creating the section elevation...choose one of your already created layersets where text is defined at a different scale, such as 1/2" or 3/8"...as Joey suggested above.  Or...maybe you just want to send to layout at a different scale? 

 

I've attached a quick layerset at 1/3" scale as an example...(you would switch to this layerset to add text to your section)

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26 minutes ago, joey_martin said:

I have Anno Sets for these. For instance, for interior cabinet elevations I take the camera shot, choose my 1/2" scale interior elevation anno set and save the view. For building sections I have another anno set for that, and one for exterior elevations. Two clicks and done.

 

Thank You!

I had it all set up I just wasn't using it properly. You told me exactly what I needed to know.

 

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20 minutes ago, SNestor said:

I've attached a quick layerset at 1/3" scale as an example...(you would switch to this layerset to add text to your section)

Thank you very much!

This helps me a lot also. I'm getting a better understanding

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