In previous posts I spoke about the great new features, and some cautions of view types and templates in 2013. While setting up area and code plans I noticed that there is a slight variation in how to assign view templates to area plans. Since area plans are accessible via the View >> Plan View drop down the capability to edit the type properties isn’t there. However they can be created by going to Architecture >> Area >> Area Plan, however the Edit Type button in the New Area Plan dialog box is greyed out.
If you select an Area Plan that has already been selected the Type Properties can be accessed, this is where the default view template associativity can be set.