AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion

AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion

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Layer Descriptions

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02-27-2012 12:24 PM

Hi all,


Note we are a property owner, not an architecture firm. We're moving from another CAD software to AutoCAD Architecture.  Eventually, we'll be in Revit when we have the machines to run it.


Question:  I have set-up a layer standard  within a standard drawing (dws) that include layer descriptions.  The reason layer discription will be helpful as the CAD techs are not used to the National CAD Standard Layers and I thought it would be helpful to have the old layer names available to sort by in the layer manager.  However, I found out that running CAD Standards-Layer Translator on the exported dwgs fixed all the layer fields except the description.  Too bad it seemed like a elegant/easy solution.


We have 70 dwgs exported from the other CAD application with 50 layers for each drawing.  Is there a way besides manually typing them to populate the layer description fields for 3500 layers in our new drawings?


Best regards,


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