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    Default Object / Viewport Scale field in a block?

    I'd like to make our viewport label into a block that will be linked to a particular viewport so that the scale will be displayed automatically. Upon insertion, I'd also like to be prompted to select the viewport to establish said link.

    Attached is a file with two label blocks. Label01 (on the left) is our existing label. We currently use it in a .DWT, and have pre-associated them with a few viewports (the attribute tags are filled in with a variety of fields including an object / viewport scale field). This works well up until you need to insert a new viewport, at which time we have to redo the object association.

    Label05 is a modified version, with pre-set names, an imbedded sheet-set page number, and a space for the soon-to-be viewport scale tag.


    Thanks,
    Jay

    PS #1: We're using 2012 & 2013. All of our work is in 3D, and all of the detailing takes place in paper space with multiple views (at different scales) on each sheet.
    PS #2: I guess I'm not allowed to attach files yet...
    PS #3: I'm not real sure why my name is archipro88. My name changes when I enter the forum section of AUGI. Is that normal? Fixed.
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    Default Re: Object / Viewport Scale field in a block?

    Unfortunately not without something like lisp. The workaround is to copy (instead of create a new VP) an existing VP+Tag in one go, then modify the VP to it's new position / size / view / scale. You can use Copy-n-Paste between Layouts and/or DWGs as well.
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    Default Re: Object / Viewport Scale field in a block?

    Well, that's not what I was hoping to hear

    Our current method works pretty well, but it could be faster and les annoying. Too bad for us!

    Thanks,

    Jay M

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    Default Re: Object / Viewport Scale field in a block?

    You should be able to do this with a field if you are using sheet set manager. Simply set the block as the view label block for your views, and then put a field in the block that lists the viewport scale as a field. Here is an example.
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