View Reference

View Reference

Win64, English

iAutomate Design LLC
Add references to Detail, Section, Projected, and Auxiliary View call outs and labels indicating what sheet the view is located on and what sheet the parent view is located on.

General Usage Instructions

The View Reference Panel is added to the Placed Views tab in the Drawing Environment Ribbon. The panel contains three buttons Create/Update, Remove, and Configure.

To create View References:  

After all views are created simply click the Create/Update button and a reference will be added to all Detail/Section views on all sheets.

The first time View Reference is used, you will need to choose your options by clicking the configure button.  If you try to add references before doing so, a window will pop up telling you that you have not selected a View Reference Style and ask if you want to configure it now. Clicking Yes will open the View Reference Configuration window. Your style will then be saved so you will not have to select your style each time you add or update your View References, even after closing Autodesk® Inventor®.

Clicking Create/Update will create View References based on your chosen styles if they do not exist on your drawing, or they will update them if they already exist. If a new view is created or an existing view is moved to a different sheet, clicking Create/Update will update all the references to the current locations. If you have added other text to a View label, the View References will be added and keep the existing text.To Remove View References from all sheets simply click the Remove button. All view labels will be returned to how they looked prior to adding the View Reference.

To use the add-in, you will need to be logged in to your Autodesk Account in Inventor.




The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You can unload the plugin without uninstalling it by unchecking the "Loaded/Unloaded" check box associated with the plugin in the Inventor Add-In Manager. You may have to restart Inventor to completely unload the application.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


-Updated for Inventor 2022


-Updated for Inventor 2021


-Updated for Inventor 2020


-Added option to have references update automatically when the document is saved


-Fixed issue of add-in crashing when adding references to projected views -Added Error Log


-Added ability to add references to Projected and Auxiliary views. -New Redesigned Configure Window -Implementing App Store Entitlement API
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