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    Default Placed views do not honor layer color overrides made in host drawing

    Hi gang,

    I have come across this issue more than once. I'm hoping I'm just missing a setting somewhere.

    First, in all mentioned files Visretain is 1 and visretrainmode is 0

    Here is the scenario:


    1. I have a survey file (SURVEY.dwg) that I xref into our base file (L-BASE.dwg)
    2. In L-BASE.dwg, I override all the layers from the xref SURVEY.dwg to be color 8
    3. I can now open and close L-BASE.dwg at will and the layers from SURVEY.dwg always display color 8
    4. I then make a view in L-BASE.dwg making sure that the checkbox for "Save layer snapshot with view" is checked
    5. When I then place that view on a sheet using the SSM, the layer On/Off and Freeze/Thaw states are correct, but the layer colors are all back to the native colors in SURVEY.dwg


    Am I missing something?

    Thanks for your help.

    -JP
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    Default Re: Placed views do not honor layer color overrides made in host drawing

    Quote Originally Posted by jpcadconsulting347236 View Post
    Hi gang,

    I have come across this issue more than once. I'm hoping I'm just missing a setting somewhere.

    First, in all mentioned files Visretain is 1 and visretrainmode is 0

    Here is the scenario:


    1. I have a survey file (SURVEY.dwg) that I xref into our base file (L-BASE.dwg)
    2. In L-BASE.dwg, I override all the layers from the xref SURVEY.dwg to be color 8
    3. I can now open and close L-BASE.dwg at will and the layers from SURVEY.dwg always display color 8
    4. I then make a view in L-BASE.dwg making sure that the checkbox for "Save layer snapshot with view" is checked
    5. When I then place that view on a sheet using the SSM, the layer On/Off and Freeze/Thaw states are correct, but the layer colors are all back to the native colors in SURVEY.dwg


    Am I missing something?

    Thanks for your help.

    -JP
    I believe it is doing what it is supposed to.
    AFIK, visretain = 1 only locks in after you have placed the xref and changed the layers (and saved).
    Even though you have the Survey.dwg xreffed into the L-BASE.dwg (I asssume attached vs overlay) your new drawing sees it as a separate new xref you need to adjust the layers to color 8.
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    Default Re: Placed views do not honor layer color overrides made in host drawing

    Well, I figured as much, but I hoped I was missing a system variable somewhere.

    Thanks for the quick reply Ted!
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