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  1. I'm trying to add doors where currently there are just lines for walls. Right now I'm doing that by drawing intersecting lines to use as reference points, using the trim feature to cut where I want the door, then draw the door and delete the reference lines. It's pretty time consuming, so I'm hoping there's a way I can just select two points on the line and switch the layer between those two points, leaving the rest of the wall in the original layer. Does anyone know of a way to do this, or have any other way to make this task go a little faster? Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.
  2. I'm using a drawing as a reference to make my own drawing, so I'm trying to switch all of the objects in the original drawing to the same layer to make it a little simpler to distinguish between the original and mine. A couple layers won't switch though. I select them all, choose the desired layer in the drop-down box, and nothing happens. If I select them again after that, they SAY they're in the new layer, but they still look/behave as if they're in the original layer (e.g. same color, only disappear when original layer turned on/off, etc). I've seen a couple other threads with a similar problem, but their solutions of setting "Pickfirst" to 1 or going through layer properties and switching "Color" and "Linetype" both to "ByLayer" didn't do anything. Any suggestions as to what else could be wrong?
  3. When I select some entities and send them to a layer that is off, frozen or both, I get an alert box that says "One or more objects has been moved to a frozen or turned off layer." That only happens when I send them off using the properties dialog box, when I send them off using the layers pulldown in the ribbon menu, I don't get this alert box. I prefer the second method only when I have a dwg with xrefs, because it won't list the huge list of xrefs, but I prefer the properties box because it does a lot more, but that alert box is annoying, can it be turned off? I'm using 2011 and am wondering if they have or will make the layers pulldown in the properties box filter out xref layers? Thanks! R.L. Hamm
  4. KShanahan_638

    Layer issues

    I work in the HVAC field. I've just around a year of experience with the program and have never had this problem before. I use 2 layers; 1 for piping and another for linears and dimensions, etc. For some reason, everything shows up on the model space, but once i plotted on the paper space, a good chunk of the layer i use for my dimensions are not showing up at all. I've regenerated the drawing, checked the frozen/unfrozen state, made sure the layer was on, went through layer properties and my printer logo does appear without the red line through it. If anybody has any input or have experienced this problem before, anything would help because i'm stuck. Thanks
  5. Hi Guys I have a dwg. with lot of Layers. I want to view only a couple of layers in the viewport. The method I use is - LAYFRZ/VPLAYER all the OTHER layers. So just wondering if there is a command through which I select couple of required layers and freeze all other layers, except those selected layers, at one go in viewport. or - there is an quicker alternate method/ procedure for doing it. NOTE: I cant use LAYISO coz it freezes all the other layers in MODEL space as well. Thanks
  6. Is it possible to create a macro, and turn that macro into a keyboard shortcut that will THAW, your most recent turned off layer, or layers if multiple were frozen at the same time? This would be super helpful if somebody could help me out here! Thanks, Matt W.
  7. I have some dynamic blocks in an old file. I am trying to use the same blocks in another file with some modifications. But when i try to edit it in block, it still remains the same. Can anybody guide how this is possible or what command I should instead of Bedit?
  8. Has anyone experience this or know why this happens? dwg A is x-refed to dwg B. am working on dwg B & click on x-ref and go into Edit reference in place. if I now click on > any object and go into properties & change the color from bylayer to red (for example) and save changes. -everything works fine and when i come out - the drawing B display red colour. -which is ok > however if i click on x-ref and go into Edit reference in place.if I now click on a layer and change its colour from pink to red. all the objects change colour to red. but when i save changes and come out to DWG B the colour of layer donot chage ,, stays pink (Visretain =1 , but i don't think its to do with that)
  9. Hello, I'm a fairly new AutoCAD user (AutoCAD 2012 version) so there's probably a very simple answer to this. I have a "Master" drawing with one xref inside. Im producing drawings (layouts) from this master dwg file. Im trying to freeze individual layers within the xref, I can do this by using the Layer properties manager "VP freeze" column, this is very slow. What I would like to do is select an individual layer of the xref within the viewport and freeze it using the layer dropdown list at the top, however when I click one of the layers within the xref all the layers within the xref become selected. How can I select individual layers within the xref????? Thanks
  10. Today I met the "wipeout" command for the first time in draw area. I want to know where do you use it and when or where it will show its benefits. Also in my own way of working, if I want to hide something or not print it, usually I turnoff the containing layer. Is it better to use wipeout, instead? What is the difference between wipeout and turn off layer?
  11. In one diagram I found that line of same layer can be dotted or full. I just want to ask how to make that and how to select them separately?
  12. I got the CAD file and want to find the length of the line of specific layer. The image attached contain the red line one dotted and other straight and full. The dotted represent the existing and full & straight represent the new & Proposed. By using the select similar I got the both line selected because both have of same layer (I think). Is it possible to use any command in autoCAD which select only doted line or full line at a time. (because In file there are about 20 groups of these line).
  13. We have changed the color, line weight and description of specific layers. We used to use Layer state to update the layers, now we use the design center. Changes made in Example 1. Example 2 has the wrong layers - so Design center is open, layers from Example 1 are dragged and dropped into Example 2. Layers still wrong. Example1.dwg This is the Example 1.
  14. Never had this problem until now. I just created a new linetype. Basically wanted an even smaller 'hidden' layer. I added it to my .lin file and in my start up lisp routine I have layers and linetypes being added in new drawings, and in old drawings its checking if they exist and if not they are being added. Furthermore, with that being said the new "hidden" layer that I have created is showing up as continuous in the linetype appearance of example of linetype. All I did was copy the current hidden1 and made the new one 50% smaller. See pic for visual of what I am talking about. Any help would be nice. Thanks
  15. Is there any possible way to do that? I had a .dwg with a layer with contours and i deleted it (my fault) .. I have this layer in another .dwg . Is there any way to transfer it in the other drawing file? Thanks in advance!
  16. Hi all I have just updated to AutoCAD 2014 and have started getting an error with the layer state manager. When restoring some layer states it returns the error "The selected layer state could not be restored", with no further explanation. I can restore the same layer state in 2013. has anyone had this same error ?? Any ideas on the fix. Cheers All. Draftsmansam
  17. I have a number of layout tabs with varying layer controls applied in multiple viewports. This layout may be made up of a number of xrefs. I end up with a lot of layers in the host drawing from the xrefs, and even after I purge the xrefs to eliminate some of the xrefs, the layers remain in the host drawing, even though they no longer exist. Is there any way to update the xref definitions to get rid of the layers without losing the layer setups I have? VISRETAIN is set to 1, and if I reset it to 0, I will lose all of the viewport controls I have put in place. Thanks for any help.
  18. Hi all, Query regarding layer control with blocks and stuff. Traditionally to represent a computer on a drawing we would place two blocks, one would be the computer symbol itself, and one would be a unique reference (that we could attribute extract) directly above it. These two blocks, the symbol and the reference, would go onto their own two individual layers in the final drawing so that we could control the visibility and the colour of both the symbols and the references individually. The layers, for example, would be called: Computer Symbols Computer References Both of these blocks would be drawn in BEDIT on Layer 0, such that they take the properties of the layer that they are eventually inserted on. I'm looking to combine the two blocks into one, but would still like the individual layer control. Is there a way I can combine the two blocks while still maintaining this individual layer control? I'm thinking that I'd have to draw the symbols and references on the above layers as opposed to Layer 0 in BEDIT, and then my 'new block' will probably have to go on a new 'total' layer like: Computers Computer Symbols Computer References So then I'd insert my 'symbols+references' block onto the 'Computers' layer. I don't really like this idea too much because it seems like I'm overcomplicating things (highly likely!). I guess what I'm really after is a 'symbol+references' block that moves as a group, but I can control in my traditional two layer approach. Maybe this is the only way. Any thoughts? TIA!
  19. I'm trying to find a lisp to change layer linetypes and colours if they contain certain text in their layer name. e.g if I have a layer called "contour 1234" among others, can a lisp change the colour and linetype of layers starting with contour ? and does anyone know where I can find a lisp for this?
  20. Hi all, I have 4500 OS mapping tiles which i need to convert the colours to one single colour rather than the varied layer colours they have at present. Obvioulsy doing this manually will take a long time. Is there a quicker way of doing this? Many thanks for your help. K
  21. Hi everyone, I'm making quantity tables from entities in a drawing and I need to add "flagging system" which will alert the user when any kind of modification has been made in a specific layer (I'm talking about the content of the layer = entities, not layer definitions like color and so). I've already looked for many solutions, but it seems that the way to go is to add a reactor to a layer (or to each layer ???) I just started AutoLisp and I'm not feeling ready to dive into reactors w/o being crushed Theoretically I need something like ("myreactor" "catchanychangetocontent" "LayerName") -> return T if there's been a change (like a new entity etc etc) I really need help on this one, Tks !
  22. Just seeing if someone knows how to change the DTEXT command to be typed on a specified layer. I have poked around and came across some macros editing but this did not do the trick. Super thanks in advance! [&DText]^C^C-layer;s;TEXT;;dtext;
  23. I am quite busy, of course, like everyone, I have loads of work needing to get done so I thought I would make this quick post. Hopefully someone with the available time can help out! I basically need a simple routine to change colors from our old standards to our new standards. I am sure it is most likely the simplest routine but if someone could post one and save me a little bit of time I would appreciate it. An example would be layer: TEXT, which with our old standards for 30+ years has been the 'GREEN', we have now changed that and are using color '104' which is more of a turtle green, anyways thats what the boss wants so that's what the boss gets. Currently when we open a drawing that was drawn, say, 10 years ago, it has all of our old layers and their respective old colors. I just need a lisp that would run every time we open a drawing for editing or revisions that would automatically search for the layers and change their properties (colors)..
  24. I'm working with AutoCAD Architecture 2011 and working in the xref. I have my layer states set up, no problem. However, I have a layer that still shows up in all states even tho it is not saved in the layer states. If i click on it, it shows as off. It is a block, I have it on the ByLayer and the correct layer. I cannot figure this out.. thanks in advance.
  25. Hi guys, I'm new here and in programming also. I need to create a programm which should check a drawing. The check means, that we have 3 different layers: contour, axes and section. As you know all of them must have different lines thickness. So, let's imagine that thickness should be: 0,5mm 1mm ant 2mm. Is it possible to create such a program, which, when user selects any line or selects any layer in the drawing, my programm checks this solution and changes automatically thickness of the layer lines? If yes, how can I do it? any suggestions?
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