Command Licensing and Default Menu Location
- The Lock Views command is part of the RPS Data Prep Toolbox
- The command is located on the Data Prep macros menu ribbon
- The command is located in the View menu group
Provides the ability to create two separate plan views displaying different information and synchronize pan and zoom activities so that the same location can be seen in both windows for direct comparison. Combine View Filters, Selection Sets and Lock Views to rapidly identify changes in project revision drawings or to compare weekly / monthly check surveys.
Command Interface Description
The Lock Views command dialog is a floating dialog that can run while other commands are being executed. The dialog looks as follows
Open two separate plan views. Set the two views to display side by side using either a Vertical or Horizontal split. Set the view filters as required for each of the two views. Run the Lock Views command.
Pick the first view of the two views that you wish to lock together.
Pick the second view of the two views that you wish to lock together.
Check the Enabled checkbox when you want to synchronize the viewing of the two views. If you wish to stop the synchronous movement of the two views, un-check the checkbox.
If you want to maintain different view scales in the two locked views check this checkbox. This is extremely useful when e.g. Trimming off short segments of lines or breaking lines where you need to be zoomed in close to the target lines but need to zoom out when panning to the next line in order to be most productive, now you can keep one view at a large scale (View 1) and the other view at a small or detailed scale (View 2) making it easy to both pan around at a large scale yet maintain the detailed view for performing the edit functions required.
Click the Close button or the Red X in the top right corner of the dialog to shut down the Lock Views command.
The following video shows how to utilize the Lock Views command
TML - Lock Views Command - Help Video
Command Update (Dec 2020) - video shows how the different scales assist in editing linework.
TML - Lock Views - Update - Dec 2020 - Help Video
*** ## Use Case Videos The following videos show the use of the Lock Views command in a work process context
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