I frequently lock viewport’s layers when my viewports are all set. That way it’s faster to dimension and leader without the hassle of an accidental double click in a viewport.
However, while I’m dimensioning I frequently have to remodel some stuff in Sketchup and I need to reload models.
However, reloading locked viewports is hard:
- It’s not possible to access locked layer viewports through rightclick menu to render them or reload their models. It should be possible;
- It’s not possible to right click on a empty space and reload all models on page, though we can render all models on page. It should be possible to reload.
- Strangelly enough you can change the viewport style through sampling with the eyedropper tool, wich is something that clearly shouldn’t be possible with locked layers.
The only possible ways to reload the model are throught Model Preferences > References or by Unlocking layers… both too slow and unlocking is specially dangerous as the purpose of locking is staying locked and unlocking and reload takes some time so I tend to forget to relock them.
Somethings should change here.