Last year I wrote about a feature that I felt was underutilized
in AutoVue: Real-Time Collaboration with AutoVue. Today I want to write about
another feature that is underutilized and maybe misunderstand. User defined
Recently a customer wrote me to tell me how user defined views
were great but the fact that he had to redo them each session was annoying and
First let me review what a user defined view is. In AutoVue,
under the view tab, users are able to create views of the model that best fits their
needs, they can rotate the model, explode it out, make certain pieces transparent,
etc. Many of these views can be made during a session and by “clicking” on one of
the views the model is brought back to that position.
For more information on User defined views and other AutoVue
features and functionality see our user guide.
In the image below I have created 2 User views, Exploded and
Transparency, I can switch between these or any of the pre-set views in the
Here is what the user who wrote to me did not realize, you
can create user defined views in Markup mode and save them as part of a markup.
As shown in image 2. This means that you only need to create a certain view
once, save it and it will remain a part of that markup associated with that
This feature makes it easy to save a specific “view” of a
model that can be user again and again for a variety of reasons.