You can select everything on specific layers by using either the QSELECT command, or the FILTER command. Try either of these and see how that helps you out.
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I've inherited a drawing which has been edited by many people and now me. The original size was 67Mb which I've figured out how to minimize. However, my problem is I need to make a change on the layers I care about and have it apply to all used elements in the drawing. For example, I have a layer named "IDLL2" and I want to change all items associated with this layer on this drawing to be colored By Layer. Can someone please give me the silver bullet to this?! I'm going nuts selecting individual lines to reassign.
If you make your current layer "IDLL2", then freeze all other layers, then you are only left with what you wanted in view. Or is that too old-fashioned
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Thanks for saving my life on this one StykFaCe and eldon. Thanks also to Hedgehog... i'll get familiar with the SSX command.
You guys are the bomb! I can't tell you how many hours I've already wasted doing this the hard/novice way.
Also note that with the FILTER command, you can save the selection states under "Named Filters". so you could save the selection to only pick up everything on layer IDLL2 and when you open a new drawing, you can just pick this setting and select everything much quicker.
Welcome to the board, glad we can help.