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derek.miller
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Layer management

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01-24-2007 10:07 AM
I am trying to create a template using the layer formats that are supplied and supported in the c3d templates provided.

I am having the trouble with the pipes. I would like to have a standard new pipe layer for storm and for sewer and for water.

I would also like to display these items on different sheets with & without labels. For example, I would like to make a storm drain sheet that displays all the storm labels. I also want this same sheet to display the sewer with out labels. Then, at the same time of plotting, I want a sewer sheet that displays labels for sewer and not labels on the strom.

The labels are attached to the pipes, so I can't seperate them by layers. If I turn the visibility of labels of globally, they all turn off. If I turn them off at the local level, It takes time and gives a chance of error.

I realize that the real answer to my problem may not be the answer to these questions, but a whole different approach to the problem.

Thanks for any input. I am just trying to sort this out.

Derek
*Dana Breig Probert
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Re: Layer management

04-05-2007 07:51 AM in reply to: derek.miller
you can make them have different layers inside the label style definition
and turn on/off that "inner" layer, but not with your express tools.

here is why:

http://www.civil3d.com/index.php/2006/11/demystifying-object-layers/

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I am trying to create a template using the layer formats that are supplied
and supported in the c3d templates provided.

I am having the trouble with the pipes. I would like to have a standard new
pipe layer for storm and for sewer and for water.

I would also like to display these items on different sheets with & without
labels. For example, I would like to make a storm drain sheet that displays
all the storm labels. I also want this same sheet to display the sewer with
out labels. Then, at the same time of plotting, I want a sewer sheet that
displays labels for sewer and not labels on the strom.

The labels are attached to the pipes, so I can't seperate them by layers.
If I turn the visibility of labels of globally, they all turn off. If I
turn them off at the local level, It takes time and gives a chance of error.

I realize that the real answer to my problem may not be the answer to these
questions, but a whole different approach to the problem.

Thanks for any input. I am just trying to sort this out.

Derek
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