Hello all, I'm new to this board. Hope you guys can solve my problem underneath.
Previous week I installed the new AutoCAD 2012. We make plenty of times use of Layer States at my job to make complex drawings look simple when editing a specific part. In AutoCAD 2011 I usually saved the specific Layer State in the model space and freezed the Layers.
Then, see I restore this Layer State in my Layout by double clicking in the viewport and select the Layer State I want to see in this Layout. We have about 6 or 7 layouts with all different Layer States. The clue in AutoCAD 2011 was to put all the layers on/thawed in the model space, and then you could browse nice through the layout tabs to see all the plots with different Layer States.
In AutoCAD 2011 a frozen layer that is saved in model space and restored back again in viewport will be VP freeze. This doesn't look to work in AutoCAD 2012, where the layer will be a normal freeze and thus also the modelspace will change and also any other layout that make use of our Layer States.
Does anyone know how to fix this? Or is this a bug that will be fixed soon? It is very annoying at the moment.
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In AutoCAD 2011 it did work perfect for me. Restoring the Layer State in side an activated viewport window of a Layout would not change anything in the modelspace as the layers will be shown as VP-freeze. Now since AutoCAD 2012 they are just Freeze.
This is what AutoCAD tells about the override settings:
Restore Property Override Settings
When the Apply Properties as Viewport Overrides restore option is selected in the Layer States Manager, viewport overrides are restored to the viewport that is current at the time the layer state is restored.
When a layer state is saved in model space and is restored in paper space,
When a layer state is saved in paper space and is restored in model space,
I definitly didn't save them in Paperspace, so AutoCAD 2012 doesn't behave like explained here in their manual.
Anybody can confirm this problem?
I attached a simple example I made with 2 rectangles coloured red and blue. And I made 3 layer states:
The "ALL" Layer State have to be selected in the modelspace if you want a good view of your layouts "Red"and "Blue".
Now this drawing is made in AutoCAD 2011 and works perfectly, You can go into a viewport and play around with the States.
Open the same drawing in AutoCAD 2012, go into the viewport of Layout Red and try to change its Layer State into Blue, You will see it goes all wrong.
I hope this example will make things clear. In both cases the property override is switched off.
Nobody is able to reply on this? Or at least confirm that this is a problem in AutoCAD 2012?
The big problem is that restoring a layerstate inside an activated viewport will make your layers freeze and not VP freeze, like it was in AutoCAD 2011.
Thx for your response. That override box wasn't checked in 2011 and worked fine before.
I tried to check the box. It does work to restore the layer, that was not my problem. The problem is that it also restores the layers in Model space and thus, also my other layout will be showing the same layers frozen.
In my example:
- All my layers are thawed and on in Model space.
- Then restore LS Red in layout red
- Restore LS blue in layout blue. Model space will have the same LS as the last one you have restored (I don't want this to change, it needs to keep all layers on).
You will see that also the layout red its LS Red is also changed to LS Blue, same as the Model Space. For me, the LS doesnt behave like in 2011 at all. Maybe I'm using it all wrong.
From my second post, this line is what AutoCAD 2012 doesnt do anymore for me:
Hopefully my problem is clear now :-)
There seemed to be an error layers. In your viewport, some layers were put on VP freeze manually (maybe it was bc I created the layerstates in AutoCAD 2011). I attached the fixed file. Try it again and you will see my problem.
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