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    Insert views from File doesn't bring View Template over

    We use the 'insert views from file' command to bring our standard details into a project. However, the inserted views don't seem to bring the applied view template in with them. Is there any way for this to happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evan.dodds View Post
    We use the 'insert views from file' command to bring our standard details into a project. However, the inserted views don't seem to bring the applied view template in with them. Is there any way for this to happen?
    "Manage" Tab > Transfer Project Standards> View Templates.
    Make sure to have both projects open.

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    I did that and they are the same between both files. But, the view template gets set to <none> when the detail view is brought into a project.

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    I'm pretty certain that subtlety is missed by Insert from File. I don't recall it ever passing along a View Template assignment. It definitely does not bring the View Template along with it.

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    Well pooey. Oh well.

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    It's really easy to assign the View Template to all of them once they've been added to the project though. Just select them all in the Project Browser and click the View Template button in the Properties Palette...choose the correct template...done.

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    I know.... I just want to be lazy and have it done automatically. But I did just notice that schedules that are imported into a project do retain the view template assigned to them, so I guess that's where I got the idea that view templates are brought over for all views.

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    Actually, I prefer not to have view templates brought over as I insert a view from another file.

    What if I have a view template with the same name in the file into which I want to insert that view? There'll be a clash & I can't keep both

    Wish Revit let us automatically rename 1 of them ...

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    If the view templates originate from the same file then they shouldn't clash. At least, that doesn't happen for my schedule VTs (I have the VT in both my template and the file we keep our schedules in)

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    FWIW, transferring over View Templates can get "interesting," depending on what the VT overrides. For instance, if you TPS in the View Templates, but dont bring the Filters, and Filters exist in that VT that dont exist in the new Project, it doesnt something weird. I dont remember if it fails to bring it over, or if it just drops the Filter, but im certain it doesnt automatically bring the Filter over, which is a PITA.

    Similarly, it cant bring over settings on Linked DWG or Linked RVT files, as they all have unique GUID's for the Links, and it *drops those* when it comes across.

    Just a few more things to think about with VT's and transferring.

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