I have a 16 page drawing that is all based of the parent view on sheet 1.  I need to move that parent view to sheet 2 due to limited space on sheet 1.  When I drag and drop/ cut and paste (I've tried it both ways) the parent view from sheet 1 all of the other views from all 16 pages now move to whatever sheet the parent view is moved to.  Is there a way to stop the other views from moving from their sheets and following the parent view?


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Last comment By: Christopher Wilson   Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:48:05 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Right Click the view and select Break Alignment - or Alignment/Break Alignment

By: John Stoltzfus  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:43:31 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

The parent view is the only view on sheet 1 so this option doesn't exist. 

By: Whit Smith  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:48:15 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Check on any view - is there no option??

By: John Stoltzfus  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:49:44 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

The option to align the views are there but not break alignment.  The alignment was already broken when the views were separated and moved to their respective sheets.

By: Whit Smith  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:01:12 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Have you tried inserting a new Sheet1 before the existing one, and moving the non-parent views to the new sheet?

By: Kelvin Lamport  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:06:05 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

If the parent view is the only view on Sheet1, how will moving it to Sheet2 make more space?

By: Kelvin Lamport  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:09:34 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

No I haven't tried that but I don't want the non-parent views to move.  I want them to stay on the sheets they are on now.  The parent view on sheet 1 is the only view that I want to move.  I just dont want the other 28 views to follow it.

By: Whit Smith  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:11:16 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

I know it's a work-around but what if you were to copy the first sheet and paste it in front of sheet 1. Then you could change the sheet format on the original Sheet 1 and modify/delete the extraneous information as needed.

By: John Pesaturo  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:11:45 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Just checked and no issues in moving the parent view.

By: Deepak Gupta  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:15:13 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Yeah, I always thought the same thing but when there is something attached to the view it gets weird. If it's just a view and all the projected views are on different sheets the initial view moves just fine. However, once you have a detail view or section view on the primary the move creates havoc.

By: John Pesaturo  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:20:26 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Then there must be a setting or something that I need to change.  This doesn't just happen with me either, multiple people have this problem we just dealt with it because the drawings were smaller in size.

By: Whit Smith  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:21:31 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

That is how this is set up.  I have a main view on sheet 1.  Then a section view off the main view placed on sheet 2.  All the other views on the multiple pages are section views off view a on sheet 2.

By: Whit Smith  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:28:19 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

The best suggestion I have would be to reverse your workflow and move the child views instead, leaving the Parent view where it was originally placed.  Is there any reason why that won't work for you?

By: Glenn Schroeder  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:34:28 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Well if those are section view then this is a known issue and reported under SPR #:359443.

 

I do see the same behavior with section views.

By: Deepak Gupta  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:38:30 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

John I ended up using your suggestion, thanks.

 

 

Thanks to all of you who responded, I didn't know this was a reported software issue.

By: Whit Smith  Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:41:17 GMT
Re: How to stop drawing views from following parent view when moved to a different sheet

Our company has the same exact problem.

Has this been resolved or addressed by SolidWorks yet? It's been 2 years since the last post and we can't be the only ones who feel this is a serious pain in the backside.

Why can't SW make the moving of child views with parents... an option, not a fixed function?

By: Christopher Wilson  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:48:05 GMT
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