Working with Views

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What are Views?

Views let you focus on just the information, tasks, and parts of the model you need. Each view saves the following settings:
  • ๐ŸŽฅย Camera settings
    • Perspective / Orthographic
    • Camera Position
    • Crop Box, if any
    • Environment settings
    • Background Grid visibility
  • ๐Ÿ‘๏ธย Function visibility settings
    • Which functions are visible, hidden, or set as context
    • Visibility Filter settings which hide or show different portions of a given functionโ€™s elements
  • ๐Ÿ“Šย Data Visualization and Label settings
    • Any applied data colorings or active labels
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆย Widgets
    • Any widgets you add are saved to the view, so you can use multiple views to hold different output dashboards

Where do they come from?

  • Templates
    • If you start your workflow from a template like Space Planning, it may already have views pre-configured for you as a way to guide you through the steps of working with the template.
  • User-Configured
    • You can create and edit your own views. Use the New View button in the Views panel to make a new view:
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  • Functions
    • Some functions create their own views automatically. For instance, Conceptual Mass automatically creates a plan view for every level to make editing easier.

How do I organize my views?

You can organize views into groups and rearrange them into a preferred order. Click and drag views in the Views panel to reorder them.
When creating a new view, you can give it a new group name in order to create a new View Group.
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How do I save changes to my views?

View changes are saved automatically while your tab is open, so that when you switch back to a view during a work session, itโ€™s always where you left it. In session view changes are temporary and will not be automatically saved with your workflow, and other users will not see these changes unless theyโ€™re explicitly saved.
To save changes to your view โ€” so that collaborators may see them, and so that they will be there the next time you visit the workflow in a new tab โ€” use either
  • the Save View button in View Settings,
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  • or the small โ€œSaveโ€ button on the view in the Views panel.
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Similarly, you can use โ€œReset Viewโ€ to restore the view settings back to the last saved state, which will discard your temporary view changes.