In each of the past two issues of plant 2012 and 2013, I would create ortho graphic drawings using my plant 3D models and it would bring in the exact layers and color associations as I had in the model, into the ortho drawings.
After we upgraded to 2014, I have noticed this is no longer the case. Instead when you create an orthographic drawing from a 3D model like ours, you get generic layers like [TOP (PLAN) VIEW-CENTER] , TOP (PLAN) VIEW-PIPING], AND [TOP (PLAN) VIEW - MISC].
The problem is that when we bring everything into the orthographic drawing, we have to change the layers manually, in order to freeze them out. Then, if we make a change to the model, and update the orthographic drawing, everything reverts to the original layer names and we have to start over from scratch. This is a pretty annoying minor issue, but would love to be able to solve it.
is there a way to tell the orthographic drawings to bring in the correct layers, and not the generic Piping layer?
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There is a new section in the project properties for orthographic drawings which has a tick box to use the model layers as previously in 2013.
When I check that box that says (Use 3D model layers) and hit ok, that setting does not save. When i go back into Ortho Generation Settings, the box is always unchecked again. I am using a custom titleblock, but I cant even get it to work with a default ortho title block.
Any further assitance?
You need to make sure that you have an Orthos folder in your project directory that contains a Styles folder which contains a Default folder which contains the OrthoConfig.xml file. There seems to be a bug and this folder structure doesn't always get created correctly.
The issue seamed to be inside of the ortho folder that was inside of the project folder. Created a new project with all default settings, and copied and pasted the ortho folder from the default project into my current project after i deleted the original ortho folder from my current project.
Once I had replaced that folder, all the ortho settings and options started working as I believe they were intended. Thank you!
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