Hello, is it possible to apply view attributes to multiple models in a file with a single tool / key-in or command? Our programmer has a VBA macro that creates multiple sheet models in a file (anywhere from 5-200) but a few of the view attributes need to be adjusted after those models have been created. I've looked in the help file & searched the forum but I don't see anything about this.
The logical move would be to correctly set the view display settings in the VBA before creating the models.
Alternatively you can import a Saved View and apply the settings and then delete the Saved View.
how does a new model acquire its default settings ? is it a seed file and copies a specific model default settings?
Personally I'm not a big fan of 1 file 100+ models just feels like putting all your eggs in one basket.. yes I know about all the advantages and that backups should make it loss proof ... but I've been around a long time and seen how acad people loose stuff all the time and they love multisheet models.. again personal feeling only no real logic and it is very efficient method to produce plan sets...
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Barry, can you apply a saved view to a group of models instead of having to get into the models individually?
I presume the scenario you infer is how to change the view attributes of a DGN file with multiple Sheet Models, that has already been created?
Lorys said:Personally I'm not a big fan of 1 file 100+ models
So we should limit a cell library to fewer than one hundred cells?
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Barry, yes. Our programmer is looking into changing the VBA code for the future, but this is for DGN files that have already been created. Apparently Bentley changed the process when creating models with a macro in connect as compared to V8i. Our V8i macro copies the default model in the file (which has all of the view attributes properly set & settings saved) to make the new models. Connect doesn't honor those settings when copying the default model to create the new models, hence the reason for the need to change view attributes in multiple models.