Add copy and paste properties (or clone filter)
When working in large pipelines, it's common to copy some filter properties between different instances. It would be very handy if there was a copy and paste or, maybe, a clone filter.
Author: Utkarsh Ayachit
Date: Tue Dec 7 12:11:56 2010 -0500
In Paraview 3.12 and also 3.98.1 the below described method causes a segmentation fault.
I saw that this bug has already been reported, but unfortunately not yet fixed. I hoped anyone has an idea for a sort of workaround?
AdminUtkarsh Ayachit (Admin, paraview) commented
Copy-Paste implementation has changed between 3.10 and git-master.
In 3.10, you created a new filter, say "Clip2", then right-clicked on it and selected"Copy Properties". That would popup a dialog to choose what filter to copy properties from. Now you chose "Clip", the original clip you want to copy properties from.
In git-master (and future releases of ParaView), you go to "Clip" filter, then choose "Copy". This will copy the property values for this filter to the "clipboard" (so to speak). Next choose the filter onto which these properties must be pasted. So create "Clip2" and then choose "Paste". That will copy properties from the clipboard over.
I don't understand how the copy properties function works. I can copy the properties of a clipper, but the only result is that the clipper is moved from its original pipeline to the root.... My pipeline is disconnected!
It is not what is expected. I thought that I could copy properties, and paste these to create a new filter and assign an input.
Renato Elias commented
I've made a test using "3D Text" source but it seems that the "copy properties" is only able to copy the "Text" attribute between different "3D Text" instances. I was expecting that it would also copy "Display properties" such as colors, scale, translation, etc... . (ParaView 3.10.0-RC1 64-bit Win7)
this would be a great workaround for the Reload-Button (http://paraview.uservoice.com/forums/11350-general/suggestions/315870-reload-button) issue, as well as useful in its own right.