View Full Version : Layers on Palettes?
2004-12-08, 10:52 PM
I am not sure this is possible or how best to accomplish what I am trying to do.
How can you load layers into a new drawing.
I am trying to add them in so they all conform to our established standards for naming and color.
Bring them in with a template?
Open an existing drawing with the layers already in it and save as a new drawing?
I thought you could do it with palettes but it is apparently not possible.
2004-12-08, 11:01 PM
I think the best method is to place them in a template file,
as this method makes them available through use of
the Design Center to drag and drop standards into any file.
2004-12-09, 07:10 PM
We use a template file, but sometimes you need to work in a drawing that is already started, or you have purged layers in it.
Just do "insert" and *<filename> (insert exploded). Brings in all your layers.
2004-12-10, 10:01 AM
We use a lisp that creates layers,colors,dim and text styles for either New Dwgs or to re-create them if they have been purged...
2004-12-13, 12:14 PM
We do like Thomas said, with a lisp routine. I believe a lot of people also use templates, which is good if you typically use the same layers repeatedly. We use a lisp routine only because it depends what type of drawing is being done what layers are needed.
You can also use tool palettes to add new layers. One way is to run a lisp routine through the tool palette. The other is when you insert blocks, hatches, lines, dimensions, etc., you can select what layer they should go on (the layer must exist in the drawing when you create the tool palette). If they are assigned to a layer that does not yet exist in the drawing, the layer will be created when the object is inserted.
2004-12-13, 04:31 PM
You can make a block (dwg) with the layers you want in it. Insert the block. The layers will be created in the current drawing. This works well if you don't want to load all the layers you might ever use in your template. You can bring in groups of layers as you need them. Put the block(s) in a palette. Then you can use palettes to create layers.
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