I have noticed something strange in autocad 2012. when i create a new layer and then pick a color for that layer it will work fine, then when im working in the drawing and i pick a line and go to the pull down to put that line on the new layer, it will not be the color i chose. then when i look in layers to see whats going on, it will be the wrong color, i can change the color back to what i want, but the line will not respond. I actually have to, In the layers, pick a different color, then pick the color i want again and then it will work. there is some clitch there.
has anybody run into this?
There is a bug with layers and colors. Has to do with the layer name, what layer name did you see this happen with (just curious)?
i havent taken notice of the layer name because i would be creating some arbitray layer name, nothing standard.
okay its a bug..thats good to know. ill try to pay attention to the layer name if that might be part of it.
I'm having the same problem, and it makes 2012 virtually useless. When I make a new layer and assign a color, the plot style column in the layers properties manager picks whatever arbitrary color it wants, and then that is the color it makes the layer. Is there really no fix to this bug? What is the deal with layer names? This problem crept up all of a sudden, I didn't do anything differently.
Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this problem.
Going by memory here: Had a recent support case where removing any #, ; $ or . characters from the layer name eliminated this behavior. Give that a shot. There is a similar issue where you change the color on a layer and the effects do not take on the object. For that, there is a hotfix out that addresses this and a performance issue with the layer interface. It may help as well. It applies to all AutoCAD and AutoCAD vertical products.
Just got a maintenance update for autocad 12 and there was no fix for this issue.
and no it doesn't matter what characters are in the layer name.
One way that seems to work sometimes is when you make a new layer, select the color before changing the name.
Either way, it's absolutely unreal that a fix hasn't been made for this obvious bug.
I assume you're using the Ribbon Layer dropdown, and I can't duplicate what you're describing. Are you certain you're not just applying property overrides and/or VP overrides? Personally, I think it's kinda dangerous that the Ribbon dropdown can be used to change global layer settings..
Can you post a sample drawings, or at least a screenshot showing that the colors don't match thier assignments.
sorry for intruding, but I already have created a video that shows the problem. It was with 2010 before SP1, it was with 2011 before SP1 and now it is once more back with 2012 but this time not repaired with SP1
Also I started the layermanager from the old layer-toolbar, not from ribbons. I have no special char in the layer-names I created, ...
...sorry for the black horizontal lines within the video.
And yes, there are some pc's where you can reproduce and some where you can't; I did not find the point that makes it happen (or avoids it).
- alfred -