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Autocad layer automation through external applicaiton - need guidances


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Hi,

 

I have a requirement in layer management.

There are many layers in a drawing.

I need to give some layers as input through some application like excel or anything else.

As a result the drawing should be opened with the input layers to be visible and remaining layer in off state or hidden.

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The easiest way is to open the dwg and set the layers a small delay. You can also set the open which dwg if required. There are a couple of different ways to set the layers use "layer states" or read a text file with the layer settings. You can modify a dwg before opening but that is a bit more difficult.

 

If using excel it can write all the code required as a script file.

 

Else more info is required and a lisp can be provided, there a lot of this type of request.

 

need to know more about the layers in the dwg as an example

-layer s 0 off * n on w*

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You could use a ReadExcel function,

Or a 'simple' list with the layers, and process that with a foreach function.

Very simple example, no error catching or anytin'

 

(defun C:CADTUTUOR ( / )
(setvar "CLAYER" "0")
(setvar "Expert" 1)
(command "-layer" "OFF" "*" "")
(setq offlayerslist (list "Layer1" "Layer2"))
(foreach x offlayerslist
(command "-layer" "ON" x "")
)
(princ)
)

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Consider the drawing contains 30 layers.

I need to open the drawing with a prompt that which are the layers should be shown?

I will select 10 layers and others 20 will be hidden.

Each time, I should not write a program or layers name.

I need to select the layers through a checkbox or some other means.

And these combinations will repeatedly change.

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open?id=1XK7niatNfJG-LA_YMnrSaZ7lqfQLH_1M

 

Hi,

I select the layers ( options & spec in excel ).

Each spec is a layer in drawing.

After selecting the layer from the excel,

a process should initiate from excel to open the autocad drawing.

The drawing should open with the checked layers from the excel as visible.

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Hi,

I select the layers ( options & spec in excel ).

Each spec is a layer in drawing.

After selecting the layer from the excel,

a process should initiate from excel to open the autocad drawing.

The drawing should open with the checked layers from the excel as visible.

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