Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Can’t Change Scale of Elevations, Sections, Callouts

The screen shot below is the Ribbon/Options Bar after initiating the Section tool….notice anything missing?


What used to be in the Options Bar is now gone….the ability to “set” the scale of the View you are about to create.  In 2013, you have to basically just create the Section, Elevation or Callout, then once the view is created change the scale. 

Not sure the reasoning behind this one, but it’s kind-of annoying that you can’t set the scale prior to placing/creating the View.


Dave Baldacchino said...

I think this is related to the View Template (VT) changes in 2013. If a view type is tied to a VT, the scale can be set there. Any property controlled by a VT is greyed out, so perhaps they took it off the Options bar because they couldn't do this due to some toolkit limitation? Just speculating at this point!

Dwane Lindsey said...

I thought about that too Dave, but when you create a section (out of the box template), a section/elevation/callout doesn't have a View Template assigned to it. I guess it's still possible that's the direction Autodesk went with it though thinking folks would use their View Templates to control the scale. Like you said, pure speculation!