I am using D7 and Panels 3 and the node template panels page. Here is what I would like to achieve:
Single panel layout invoked when viewing certain type of node
Common left side elements
Tabbed main content section made up of multiple views
Each view accepts contextual argument from panels node template
I have this working for a single view, but can not figure out how to get it to work for multiple views. I have tried using quicktabs, a combination of eva and field_group using a horizontal tab style, and multiple panel variants using a url path selection rule. None of these have worked properly.
To try and make it easier to understand, I basically want multiple views that are accessible via a tabbed interface and that share the contextual argument provided by panels based on the node that is being viewed. This doesn't seem like it should be this difficult to achieve.
This setup will allow me to have a common display for the node being viewed and the only dynamic part being the views within the main content area of the panel. I could always create multiple panel pages that each have a single view, but then I have to make layout changes to multiple panel pages every time.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, feel free to ask for additional information if I need to be more clear.