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    Default Dimensions on the correct layer

    Summary: An option to place all dimensions on a user defined layer, eliminating the need to change layers when dimensioning an object.

    Description: Placing Dimensions on a given layer has always been on task we all dread trying to remember.
    A button in the Dimension Dialog Box would allow all Dimension to be placed on a given layer.
    But just like dimensions they would allow for an override.
    W. Kirk Crawford
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    How Used: Allow a check box for Dimensions to be on a given layer, and then key-in that layer name, or allow a pull-down from the Layers Manager.
    But allow for Overrides.

    Feature Affinity: Dimensions

    Submitted By: Kirk Crawford on February 5, 2006

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    Default Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    Change your command macro under the "Customize User Interface" to something like this,
    *^C^C-layer;set;A_dims;^C^C_dimlinear. The asterisk in front keeps the command going until you key in escape.

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    Default Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    We use the tool palettes for this - although we don't have the override option (what did you want to override - the layer?) The tool palette option imports the dimension style, and child styles, as appropriate, from a source file, and puts them on the appropriate layer. Its a very powerful function, available to you now.

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    Default Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    you could possibly write a lisp code fragment To change dimensions "The morning after"
    but To allow for certain dimensions To be on "alternate" layers you might have To define more Than one dimension style

    (defun c:chg-dims ()
    (setq dimx (ssget "x" (list (cons 0 "dimension") (cons 2 "dimension-style-name")))))
    (entmod (assoc 8 <The "whatever-current-layer-name"> <To The "intended-layer-name">))
    )

    you could set This up To ONLY LOOK for The dimensions That do NOT have The "alternate-named-dimension-style"

    ok not exactly correct, )); but a sketch of an idea
    i am not sure how To filter dimension-style-names

    but i assume it is possible

    just an Idea

    Randy

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    Default Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    Actually, I think this is a great idea. I reject the idea that "you could write a lisp routine". This is true for just about everything. The idea is to take ideas that people think are useful, and make them part of the program.

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    Default Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    Quote Originally Posted by kuempel.s
    Actually, I think this is a great idea. I reject the idea that "you could write a lisp routine". This is true for just about everything. The idea is to take ideas that people think are useful, and make them part of the program.
    Yes, but it is also perfectly acceptable to offer a work around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrenBren
    Yes, but it is also perfectly acceptable to offer a work around.
    Right, you are! And, Randy's idea is good. I just got greedy thinking of permanent enhancements. My response was meant to be much less jerky than it reads.

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    Default Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    Quote Originally Posted by kuempel.s
    Right, you are! And, Randy's idea is good. I just got greedy thinking of permanent enhancements. My response was meant to be much less jerky than it reads.
    Not a problem

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    Exclamation Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    Not every dimension ends up on the same designated layer. There could be a dozen layers intended for dimension objects on one building plan.

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    Default Re: Dimensions on the correct layer

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattlemander
    Actually, I think this is a great idea. I reject the idea that "you could write a lisp routine". This is true for just about everything. The idea is to take ideas that people think are useful, and make them part of the program.
    This is part of the program -> Tool Palettes. No lisp programming required.
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