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March 17, 2011
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I'm currently practicing the AMT 14 INT with the educational AC 14 - INT.

First, I have made the change in the Project Preferences to all imperial Units. Then I changed Project Map/Quick Options/Scale to imperial unit.

The View Map/ Floor Plan Views folder is a cloned folder. The properties/scale is showing as metric unit and quick option below it is showing as imperial unit. What am I not doing right to get all consistent to one imperial unit ?

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March 17, 2011
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Lilian -

Quick Options will temporarily change the settings for scale, layer combination etc. However, each View in the View Map remembers it's settings, and when activated, will reinstate them. To correct the discrepancy you noted above, simply select the View (such as 0. Ground Floor Plan) and click the Settings… button (or right-click on the View and choose View Settings from the popup menu). In the View Settings dialog, switch the scale to the desired option (e.g. 1/8" = 1'-0") and save the changes. Then you'll see the Properties for that View will revise and match the Quick Options you had set earlier.

By the way, you can select multiple Views in the View Map and click the Settings… button to revise all of them at once. You can select one View and shift-click on another to select all views in between, or Command-click (Mac) / CTRL-click (PC) on a number of Views to select multiple ones that aren't necessarily in sequence. When you make a change in the View Settings, only the attribute that is changed will be modified for all selected Views – for example, only the scale, leaving the names and layer combinations untouched.

If you select a Clone Folder such as FLOOR PLANS 1:100 and click the Settings... button, you may change both the name of the folder (perhaps changing it to indicate the 1/8" scale) as well as the settings for all Views within that folder. This might be quicker and more efficient than changing individual Views for your situation.

I hope this explains it well enough. Let me know if you need further clarification.

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March 17, 2011
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Thanks Eric.

I've changed the scale and name throught the View/Settings after repeating many times because I learnt that I have to command+s[saved] each view folder before proceeding to the next folder otherwise it would return to default metric settings.

 

And I also realised from the attached image, the View Map / -1. Foundation was not automatically changed to -1. Crawlspace as shown in the Project Map. Again, I am confused as to why this is so especially it's a cloned folder.

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March 17, 2011
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Lilian -

You don't need to Save your project (Command-S) each time, although it doesn't hurt. You just need to click the Save or OK button in the View Settings dialog box after making the change.

A majority of the names of Views are set up to be linked to the name of the Project Map viewpoint, so when you change a section viewpoint name, the View name will update. However, for the plan views, many of these are set for a custom or manual name so that they are actually different than the name of the story itself. This allows View names such as First Floor Ceiling Plan, while the story is called First Floor. For these Views, even though they are inside a Clone folder, you will need to change their name manually. The simplest way to do this is to highlight the View in the View Map, and edit the name in the Properties area at the bottom of the Navigator.

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