Autodesk Revit: Using View Templates

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View templates are used to assign specific view settings to a view or to multiple views in a project. The view template applies the settings
consistently across the views. There are 2 ways to assign a view template to an existing view such that the view’s properties can
still be altered afterwards: you can open the View Templates drop-down on the ribbon’s View tab, and click Apply properties to current view; or you
can select one or more views in the Project Browser, right-click, and select Apply view template.
When either of these options is used, the view properties defined in the view template are applied in the view, but the view’s properties can still be
altered using the Properties palette. In a case where you want to apply the settings from the view template and lock them, you specify
the desired template using the View Template parameter on the Properties palette. As shown here, once the template is applied, the
settings it controls cannot be changed. These settings are now controlled by the settings in the view template.
Changes made to the template settings will be applied to all views that have this template assigned to the view template parameter of the
view. By editing a view’s type properties, you can specify a template to be assigned whenever new
views of that type are created. The ‘New views are dependent on template’ setting controls whether new views will be created
with a link to the template. When this check box is cleared, you will be able to modify view properties without modifying the
template. Use view templates to control and maintain the consistency of views in your project.