Is there any way to layer isolate, let's say, an alignment...(wait for it)...easily? It seems that most civil 3d objects are made up of several entities on different layers. AutoCAD should recognize this and isolate all applicable layers. It does not make sense to layer isolate an alignment and then have the screen go completely blank. It's been what, 6 or 7 years and they still haven't fixed this. If only Autodesk had some actual competition.
...Is there any way to layer isolate, let's say, an alignment...(wait for it)...easily? ..
Make an Alignment Style like this:
I don't agree with you on that. The way they have it as Style dependent gives the User more control on what the User can isolate by layers.
If you want to quickly Isolate the alignment, then why not just right-click and Isolate the Object?
I totally agree with you, styles are the way to go. Only have to change to a "NoDisplay" style to hide and object, not turn on/off a bunch a layers.
Agree to disagree. To me, it doesn't make sense to have a function that is suppose to isolate objects from other objects that doesn't work straight out of the box. Call me a simplest. And to your point, you could still have all of the functionality that you wanted.
These forums are too full of 'expert elite' cad users, most people just want simplicity in the product. Like for instance, why do I have to change the text size of a pipe network label in 3 or 4 different areas? If I really wanted different text sizes for the incoming and outgoing pipes and the dragged states, that should be more steps. There should be one place to change every component text size.
Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.
I'm a big personal fan of using both style control (for initial work) and layer control (for all those overrides needed when the project does fit the proverbial mold). Layer zero is set on all my styles and all object layers go to zero with a prefix. Layer tools work on C3D objects just like any AutoCAD object.
I have never been a fan of the NCS templates that ship. I think they slow experienced users and make learning more difficult for new users. New users need months just to fully get the layer scheme which should be self evident upon first sight if not work as expected...
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