I know I've had to do this a few times back in my design days, and I know that others out in the "DrafterVerse" have faced this also.
How to copy drawing views from one sheet to another in Autodesk Inventor drawings?
I remember having cases where I needed to create a drawing view on a separate sheet that was almost the same as one on a previous sheet. Perhaps I needed to change some notes, or possibly remove or add annotations.
In each one of these cases, the last thing I wanted to do was recreate the view and annotations all over again.
But there are ways that views and sheets can be copied with very little difficulty.
So how can a view be copied from one drawing sheet to another?
- I'll start out with a drawing that has the sheet I want to copy. This happens to be a base plate for a wood routng jig.
|The sheet I need to copy|
- Next, I create a new sheet in this drawing set. This is the destination for the copy.
|The new sheet ready for a copy|
- Now that I have a destination sheet, I can switch to my source drawing. I select the views I want to copy (use the "CTRL" key to select multiple views). Right click and choose "Copy".
|Copying the views from the source sheet.|
- With the views copied to the clipboard, I can paste them to the destination sheet by selecting the sheet's icon in the browser, right clicking, and choosing "Paste".
|Pasting the view|
- The view will appear on the new sheet. Now the annotations can be changed as needed!
|The completed view. Dimensions removed, and a detail added.|
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