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Layer Merge not working

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reyems

I love the layer merge command for cleaning up drawings. Thanks to this forum for explaining this one.

 

My problem: Sometimes, although the command completes with no error, the layers do not merge together. Most times it works well, but occasionally I cannot get the items to move to the target layer. I have checked and I am not trying to target an xref'd layer. Are there other parameters, other than xref, that will not allow a layer to be a target? Thanks!

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ReMark

Locked layers cannot be merged. Any of yours locked?

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reyems

No, I have every layer unlocked

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ReMark

Have you tried purging the drawing before attempting a layer merge?

 

Are you using any content from a vertical product like AutoCAD Architecture?

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lpseifert

No help but you're not alone...

I encounter this all too often, I select the layers to merge then select the layer to merge to, regenerates and nothing happens. It's sporadic with certain dwgs; if I copy/paste into a new dwg it works. Go figure... I guess I should contact Ade$k support about it.

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reyems

no vertical product. I have tried the purge command and no luck. I did save the drawing, close it out, reopened and tried again. I was able to merge 2 of the layers I did not have luck with earlier, but not all of them yet. Thanks

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ReMark

Sorry I could not offer a definitive answer.

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alanjt

you don't have one of the layers set as current, do you?

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ReMark

Are all entities within blocks on layer 0? Do the layers that refuse to merge have blocks on them with entities on a layer other than 0?

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reyems

I do not have any of the layers I am trying to merge set to current.

 

How do I determine if all entities within blocks are on layer 0?

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ReMark

"How do I determine if all entities within blocks are on layer 0?"

 

You can use the Block Editor command (Bedit). Refer to AutoCAD Help for further information.

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JoeC

Try LAYWALK command, then select layer 0. It will show any block entities that are on layer 0 within the block.

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Locis

I unlocked all the layers and the merg worked.

With any layers locked i got a dialog saying "y" was an unrecognized command

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