AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Drawing settings object layers

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10-25-2012 11:14 AM

My company is updating our layer standards. We have many templates already created and each one will need to be updated. Changing the layer names is easy using the rename command. The only problem is that when I go to Toolspace -> Settings tab -> Right click on the drawing name -> Drawing Settings -> Object Layers tab, the layer names do not update. For example: The old layer name for Alignments was "P_ALGN", the new layer name is "O-ALGN", but the layer listed in the settings is still "P_ALGN". Sure I can update it manually, but I would need to do that for all of the object layers in all of our different templates. Is there some way to force those layers to update automatically?

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Re: Drawing settings object layers

10-25-2012 02:54 PM in reply to: jbear0000

Short answer is no, but that's not entirely true.


There is a 3rd Party software, SincPac, that will do this. Take a look at


SincPac lets you open your template, export the object layers to xml. Open the new template and import object layers. It's pretty reasonably priced.




Tim Corey, Owner
Delta Engineering Systems
Redding, CA
Autodesk Authorized Value-Added Reseller
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Re: Drawing settings object layers

10-26-2012 05:13 AM in reply to: tcorey

I figured that. I don't think I could justify the purchase of SincPac to our software manager just to fix the layers in the templates. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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