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4.19.2 Creating a view from another view

Another way to create a view is to start from an existing view. There are two possible methods:

Use Duplicate command: select Duplicate from the View menu to create an identical copy of a view which you can then modify. STEM will assign a number to a view in accordance with how many views have been created of the same model, even if you have deleted some of those views.

For example, you may have, to date, created six views of the same model. You may have deleted one of those, e.g., View 5. STEM does not renumber View 6 to be View 5. When you next create a new view, STEM assigns the number 7 to it, not 6. However, if you close the model and then re-open it and create a new view or duplicate an existing view, STEM will assign an unused view number to the new view. In the above example, STEM would assign the number 5 to the view.

Use <CTRL> drag-and-drop: hold down the <Ctrl> key and drag a group of selected icons from an existing view onto the Editor workspace – see 4.4.7 Copying elements. A new view will be created with copies of the selected icons arranged as they were in the original view.

Note: If you have been working with maximised views, it will be necessary to restore them, in order to reveal the Editor workspace, before dragging icons.


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