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aputhukatil
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copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

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04-27-2006 03:16 AM
hi there..
is it possible to copy the layer settings from one drawing file to another, if both the drawing have same layers and different layer setting(colour and line type etc)..
[i have 2 drawing copy of each other, but i ve made slight modification in one file ,like adding new components, and i have changed a few layer colours and froze a few layers, now i want the layer setting of the other drawing in the changed one to be same is it possible..]
thanks in advance..
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scgham
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Re: copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

04-27-2006 05:06 AM in reply to: aputhukatil
A workaround i always use:
make a copy of your dwg with layers set properly, earase all , then copy all objects in the dwg you want to have same layer properties in it.
As far as i know there isn't an easy way.
also you may like to post in the customization forum.
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LLIB789
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Re: copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

04-28-2006 09:01 AM in reply to: aputhukatil
IF YOU HAVE LOADED EXPRESS TOOLS YOU CAN TRY THIS
EXPRESS>LAYERS>LAYER MANAGER>SAVE--CHOOSE NAME>EXPORT>SAVE. OPEN YOUR OTHER DRAWING FOLLOW SAME STEPS EXCEPT WHEN YOU GET INTO THE LAYER MANAGER CHOOSE IMPORT
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aputhukatil
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Re: copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

04-29-2006 08:51 AM in reply to: aputhukatil
i used to do the job this way before but as u told its a round about way and time consuming, so i m not alone..
:smileywink: cheers..
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aputhukatil
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Re: copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

04-29-2006 08:54 AM in reply to: aputhukatil
thanks llib..
is it possible to do similar thing for dimension etc..
thanks again..
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teiarch
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Re: copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

04-30-2006 04:31 PM in reply to: aputhukatil
You can also import layers and other dsireable definitions by:

1. Creating a template drawing (.dwt) extension like is recommended in the help files.

2. Opening a new drawing, starting the block > insert command and selecting a drawing with the information you wish to import. When asked for an insert point, press ESC to end the command. Layers, and other definitions will be in the new drawing but drawn images in the inserted drawing won't be unless they are blocks.
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aputhukatil
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Re: copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

05-01-2006 03:30 AM in reply to: aputhukatil
mmm!..
thats new to me..
thanks..
*Zdenko Novkovic
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Re: copying layer settings from one drawing to another..

05-05-2006 06:59 AM in reply to: aputhukatil
You can also try "design center" not a total fix, but works well...

Z

wrote in message news:5156158@discussion.autodesk.com...
hi there..
is it possible to copy the layer settings from one drawing file to another,
if both the drawing have same layers and different layer setting(colour and
line type etc)..
[i have 2 drawing copy of each other, but i ve made slight modification in
one file ,like adding new components, and i have changed a few layer colours
and froze a few layers, now i want the layer setting of the other drawing in
the changed one to be same is it possible..]
thanks in advance..

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