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Plotting with Layer States, STBs and Multiple X-Refs

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I am working on a massive project with many x-refs. We are using an STB, along with layer states for line weights. We are plotting from a sheet file, where our, and consultants' drawings, are x-reffed in.


If we apply the layer state in the SHEET file, we will need to know all layers of our consultants. If we apply the layer state in the MODEL file, we will need vis-retain set to 0, and therefore we will need to redefine all of the layers of the x-ref to print grey every time we plot.


Is there a way to work around this?

Can you apply plot styles around different sheets more efficiently?

Can you set an STB to look at the prefix of layers (ie. every layer starting with XXX, or every layer from a certain x-ref) be a certain plot style (ie. 60% grey)?




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You need to know the style names used by your consultants. Then you can set up an STB to set all of their style names to 60%, while setting your own style names to what ever settings you want.

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