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Re: Isolate Civil 3D Entity Layers

01-23-2014 11:33 AM in reply to: jmayo

As to the OP's original  question, fewer layers, filters, styles, etc will just speed things up.




Sam is just nicer for the KISS principle. Apologies to anyone named Sam. :smileyhappy:

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Re: Isolate Civil 3D Entity Layers

01-23-2014 11:37 AM in reply to: jmayo

Again, thanks to everyone for their quick replies. And I didn't mean to disparage the expert elite, they do keep this forum running. 



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Re: Isolate Civil 3D Entity Layers

01-23-2014 05:48 PM in reply to: mrbaze
Mrbaze, just checking here, but did you try Fred's suggestion of using "object isolate" instead of layer isolate? Once I discovered this command, especially with C3D objects, I'm happy not to use layer isolate again.
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Re: Isolate Civil 3D Entity Layers

01-23-2014 10:46 PM in reply to: mrbaze
Personally most of my C3D objects are also on Layer 0 and I just change the style to No Show as required.

However to provide further input, (I believe this was mentioned already) that you can set all the entities to Layer 0 and the C3D block to (for example) ALIGNMENT1. This way if you turn the layer ALIGNMENT1 on or off, all entities within that C3D block will behave similarly to the block, as if it was on the same layer.

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