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Viewpoints of generated views can edited in different way.

Editing a viewpoint using the view filter settings window

You can edit a viewpoint by changing the view filter settings the viewpoint is based on. This is the standard way to edit a viewpoint.

  1. In the Viewpoints pane, right-click the viewpoint you want to edit and click Edit viewpoint. Make sure that the viewpoint is not activated. If it is activated, clicking the option will first deactivate the viewpoint. Click the option one more time to open the view filter settings window.



  2. Make the desired changes in the viewpoint and click OK.


The viewpoint has now changed.

Editing a viewpoint in manage mode

It is also possible to edit a viewpoint when the viewpoint overview is in manage mode. In that case, right-click the viewpoint in the overview and click Edit command.

Editing a viewpoint using the Query tool

A viewpoint can also be edited by adjusting the corresponding script via the Query tool (each generated view is based on a script). It offers you more possibilities to customize the viewpoint.

  1. In the Viewpoints pane, right-click the viewpoint you want to edit an click Query Tool. The script editor  appears containing the script associated with the viewpoint.

  2. Make the desired changes to the script, save it and close the script editor.

    Only change a script if you are familiar with scripting.


Please take note that once you have adjusted a viewpoint via the Query tool, you can no longer edit the viewpoint via the view filter settings window. The Query tool is now considered the "owner" of the viewpoint. Once you have manually edited a viewpoint script, it needs to be maintained this way.  It means that making changes to several options that are present in the view filter settings window is no longer possible (for example the option to apply the view filter to all open views in the model).

From this point on you can only edit the viewpoint using the Query tool. When editing the viewpoint again, you will notice that the viewpoint context menu now only has the option Edit viewpoint and no longer the option Query Tool. When choosing Edit viewpoint, the Query tool is opened.

The only option to get back the view filter settings window for editing the viewpoint is to generate the view again via the View ribbon tab and not editing it using the Query tool.