When I open layer manager, it doesnt show my layers, it is just all blank, not even a "0" layer. I can click in the area and it shows the layer but that is it. I searched for a fix but was unable to find a fix. I have updated my graphics card driver but that didnt fix it. I have attached a screen shot to show what it looks like. I am running C3D 2009. Thanks for any help.
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I saw something similar to this with a co-worker's system back in AutoCAD 2009. Try playing with your display settings. Also, does anything appear when you type in CLASSICLAYER at the command line?
>> it doesnt show my layers
First check if you have checked the "invert Layer Filter".
And a special question: do you use an Intel graphic card?
- alfred -
I typed CLASSICLAYER and it opened an a layer manager that was good....Thanks. I looked in my docked layer manager and it wasnt fixed there but I can type the command to get it so I can edit layers. Thanks Jason.
Glad that helped out, but it's just a band-aid. It doesn't resolve the new layer dialog box issue. I suggest tweaking your display settings or exploring your graphic card as Alfred suggested.
Have you checked for the last ServicePacks for Civil3D? (>>>look here<<<)
Do you have your layer-manager opened on the first or on the secondary monitor?
And what operating system do you have?
- alfred -
I have seen this happen with a corrupted desktop shortcut. Try starting Civil 3d from All Programs ->Autodesj->Civil 3D. If your layers look fine with this method, you just need to recreate the desktop shortcut.
Not sure if this helps the troubleshooting process but I'm seeing the same thing in Autocad Electrical 2010. It only happens from time to time and restarting autocad fixes it while opening and closing the layer manager doesn't. Would this rule out graphics card issues?
I see this topic listed as resolved, but my co-worker just helped me fix this issue on my work machine by other means.
Using Carlson with Autocad 2013 and Service Pack 2 installed.
Seperate video card, AMD Radeon HD 7570 with 1024mb dedicated video memory, running Windows 7 on a Dell XPS i7 3.4GHz, with 12GB Ram
I'm no savvy computer guy with regards to all the hardware, especially graphics cards, so I did some online research and thought that was the culprit.
The problem of no layers showing up in the layer manager and lack of functionality when attempting creation of a layer filter were my issues.
And no I didn't have the "invert layer filter" box checked and "ClassicLayer" got the layers to show up but I still couldn't get the layer filter creation to work. ( hence the "band-aid" comment by one previous poster)
The solution for me was go to
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools
Pick "adjust visual effects" on left side under "control panel home"
Under the "visual effects" tab, uncheck "enable desktop composition"
You lose previews of whatever you have on your taskbar and instead just get a detail listing when you hover over open active items, but you also reduce the load on your graphics card memory and now my layer manager is back to proper function.
Thank you to my knowledgeable co-worker Imran!
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