Controlling the Update Behavior of Views

To control the update behavior of the views in an active drawing, specify the Automatic view update mode. If selected, drawing views update as you change the model. You can also set an option to specify whether views are updated when opening drawings. While a drawing view updates, its icon in the FeatureManager design tree changes to FM_drawing_view_updating.gif.

You can activate and edit an out-of-date drawing view. Until you update the view, outdated model geometry will display. Annotations and dimensions that are added to outdated model geometry will dangle when the view has been updated.

To change the update mode in the current drawing:

Right-click the drawing icon at the top of the FeatureManager design tree, and select or clear Automatic view update.

Updating Drawing Views Automatically

To update automatically when opening drawings:

  1. Click Tools > Options > System Options > Drawings > Performance.
  2. Select Allow auto-update when opening drawings.
    The automatic updating of views when opening drawings does not affect Automatic view update for the active drawing document.

Updating Drawing Views Manually

By default, all drawing views are updated automatically when the model changes. You can change this behavior to manually update drawing views.

When the model changes, any drawing views that need updating are marked with a crosshatch pattern.

You cannot activate or edit a view that needs to be updated.

To manually update drawing views:

  1. Right-click the Drawing icon at the top of the FeatureManager design tree, and click Automatic view update. If there is no check mark, it indicates that manual view regeneration is enabled.
  2. Click either:
    • Edit > Update All Views.
    • Rebuild tool_Rebuild_Standard.gif (Standard toolbar) or Edit > Rebuild.
    To interrupt an update to a drawing, press Esc.