Message: No layout view or file was found.


Reference Number: KB-00155
Last Modified: January 16, 2020

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional



QUESTION

Sometimes, when I select File> Send to Layout  from the menu, a message says,

"No layout view or file was found. Would you like to create a new layout window and send this view to it?"

Why does this happen?


ANSWER

This message may appear in Chief Architect X11/Home Designer Pro 2020 and earlier versions in the following circumstances:

  • When you try to send a view to layout;
  • No layout file is currently open; and
  • The program is unable to find a layout file with the same name as the plan that you're trying to send a view from.

If you click Yes, the program will open a new layout file and automatically give this layout file the same name as the plan that you're trying to send a view to layout from.

If you have particular layout file that you want to send views to, you should instead click
No.

Then, select
File> Open Layout  from the menu and open the layout in question. When the desired layout is open, you can send views to it.