Is there a way to change the default layers created by Inventor Link when drawing views are done in Autocad?
As it is I've gotten the process pretty much ironed out.
Create BASE view
Create multiple views from the BASE
AMVIEWOUT the selected views so they are now independent of the model and are fully editable
All in all, it works quite nice and all I'd like to figure out now is how to put the geometry on something other than the default
As it is, there are 6 new layers are created:
The template I use for the import has 3 layers where I'd like the items to be on.
AM_HID to be Layer "Reference"
AM_VIS to be Layer "0"
All others to be Layer "LinkMisc"
Is it possible, and if yes is it done in Inventor or AutoCAD and where?
During drawing views creation, those layers created automatically with default name. There is no way to change this. Workaround for this, you may need to do Layer Translation via command _LAYTRANS, you can save this setting for future used.
That worked sweet!
Now I just have to figure out how to do it with a single button click, but I believe it is possible.
Have the standard file created, so it should be just a matter of a script and assign it to a button.
AutoCAD mechanical manages layers but the mapping and layers may be fully customized. Type AMLAYER in the command line and in the dialog select the button to show/hide layer definitions. Make sure the filter type is set to All or Mechanical. You should see layer definitions (grey text) which have not been created yet. You can rename and modify layer properties. look for AM_VIS and AM_HID which are the default layer names for visible and hidden edges for these views.
Note: you can do this step once in your template files so you can avoid repeating or automating renameing layers.
hope this helps!