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View Reference

The View Reference Add-In allows you to quickly and easily add a reference to detail and section view call outs indicating what sheet theview is located on. A reference is also added to the Detail/Section View label showing what sheet the parent view is on. No more editing each view label individually to enter in a reference.

The View Reference Panel is added to the Placed Views tab in the Drawing Environment Ribbon. The panel contains three buttons Create/Update, Remove, and Configure. Clicking the Configure button will bring up a window where you can choose your View Reference Style. Your style will then be saved so you will not have to select your style each time you add or update your View References even after closing Inventor. Clicking Create/Update will create View References based on your chosen styles if they do not exist on your drawing, or they will update them if they already exist. If a new view is created or an existing view is moved to a different sheet, clicking Create/Update willupdate all the references to the current locations.

How to use:

The View Reference Panel is added to the Placed Views tab in the Drawing Environment Ribbon. The panel contains three buttons Create/Update, Remove, and Configure. After all views are created simply click the Create/Update button and a reference will be added to all Detail/Section views on all sheets. The first time references are added a window will pop up telling you that you have not selected a View Reference Style and ask if you want to configure it now. Clicking Yes will open up the View Reference Configuration window. Your style will then be saved so you will not have to select your style each time you add or update your View References, even after closing Inventor. Clicking Create/Update will create View References based on your chosen styles if they do not exist on your drawing, or they will update them if they already exist. If a new view is created or an existing view is moved to a different sheet, clicking Create/Update will update all the references to the current locations. If you have added other text to a View label, the View References will be added and keep the existing text. To Remove View References from all sheets simply click the Remove button. All view labels will be returned back to how they looked prior to adding the View Reference.

To use the add-in, you will need to be logged in to your Autodesk Account in Inventor.