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*Lyon, Steve
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Block Does Not Turn On/Off When I Turn It's Layer On/Off

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11-20-2002 08:49 AM
I import a block onto layer A
I check it's properties to make sure it is on layer A and it is
When I open Layer Properties Manager and turn Layer A off , the block does
not disappear from the drawing
When I turn Off Layer C using Layer Properties Manager, the block disappears

I would appreciate any help!

Thanks

Steve Lyon
*Klasson, Conny
Message 2 of 6 (1,197 Views)

Re: Block Does Not Turn On/Off When I Turn It's Layer On/Off

11-20-2002 05:07 PM in reply to: *Lyon, Steve
It's now when layer 0 comes in handy.
Put your objects on layer 0 before you create the block.
Now all objects inside the block will use the same layer
properties as the layer where the block is inserted.

Conny

"Steve Lyon" skrev i meddelandet
news:9B33209C890EA6F3337EF59BA620DF33@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I import a block onto layer A
> I check it's properties to make sure it is on layer A and it is
> When I open Layer Properties Manager and turn Layer A off , the block does
> not disappear from the drawing
> When I turn Off Layer C using Layer Properties Manager, the block
disappears
>
> I would appreciate any help!
>
> Thanks
>
> Steve Lyon
>
>
*Rudolph, Dietmar
Message 3 of 6 (1,197 Views)

Re: Block Does Not Turn On/Off When I Turn It's Layer On/Off

11-20-2002 05:08 PM in reply to: *Lyon, Steve
Steve,

the lines in your block have been drawn on layer C. Thus they get
turned off when layer C gets turned off. Your block could have had
many lines on *different* layers and each part of the block would
react to their layer visibility. To turn off a block with all lines
disappearing, you need to FREEZE the insertion layer, not turn it OFF.


Dietmar Rudolph

President, CR/LF GmbH, http://www.crlf.de
Vice-President Europe, CADLock, Inc. http://www.cadlock.com
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

Author, "Mastering AutoCAD 2000 Objects", http://www.crlf.de/Verlag/PublishingServices.html
*Rudolph, Dietmar
Message 4 of 6 (1,197 Views)

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11-21-2002 04:46 PM in reply to: *Lyon, Steve
Steve,

please keep the discussions in this newsgroup, not in email!

You are correct. Distributing the objects within a block on various
layers makes sense for global linetype or color changes. It makes much
more sense if the same block contains different 'images' to be
displayed. Think of a block which stands for some machine. Now have it
a schematic view drawn on layer X and a detailed view on layer Y. By
selecting the correct layer, your complete drawing changes from
schematic to detailed view or vice versa.


Dietmar Rudolph

President, CR/LF GmbH, http://www.crlf.de
Vice-President Europe, CADLock, Inc. http://www.cadlock.com
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

Author, "Mastering AutoCAD 2000 Objects", http://www.crlf.de/Verlag/PublishingServices.html
*Lyon, Steve
Message 5 of 6 (1,197 Views)

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11-23-2002 06:50 AM in reply to: *Lyon, Steve
Dietmar:

I apologize for the email. This is the fist time I have used a newsgroup and
I must say I am very thankful for all the help!

I guess the policies and procedures for the business that you are in are key
to the approach you take. In what we have been doing, mechanical drawings,
incorporating blocks that contain casters, bolts, etc.. we have been putting
in centerlines, hidden lines, and in some cases dimensions. In defining the
naming strategy of our layers the blocks can be imported and centerlines
quickly hidden from view and plot. We sill have the option of loading a
materials list on a completely different layer for display within the
drawing as a hole or separately as required.

Thanks so much!

Steve


"Dietmar Rudolph" wrote in message
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> Steve,
>
> please keep the discussions in this newsgroup, not in email!
>
> You are correct. Distributing the objects within a block on various
> layers makes sense for global linetype or color changes. It makes much
> more sense if the same block contains different 'images' to be
> displayed. Think of a block which stands for some machine. Now have it
> a schematic view drawn on layer X and a detailed view on layer Y. By
> selecting the correct layer, your complete drawing changes from
> schematic to detailed view or vice versa.
>
>
> Dietmar Rudolph
>
> President, CR/LF GmbH, http://www.crlf.de
> Vice-President Europe, CADLock, Inc. http://www.cadlock.com
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
> Author, "Mastering AutoCAD 2000 Objects",
http://www.crlf.de/Verlag/PublishingServices.html
*Norris, Ric
Message 6 of 6 (1,197 Views)

Re: Block Does Not Turn On/Off When I Turn It's Layer On/Off

12-13-2003 09:57 PM in reply to: *Lyon, Steve
Sounds to me you have more than 1 Layer (C) in your block. Not a real good
idea. You need to explode it.

Ric Norris.
http://users.bigpond.net.au/cavedrawings


"Steve Lyon" wrote in message
news:9B33209C890EA6F3337EF59BA620DF33@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I import a block onto layer A
> I check it's properties to make sure it is on layer A and it is
> When I open Layer Properties Manager and turn Layer A off , the block does
> not disappear from the drawing
> When I turn Off Layer C using Layer Properties Manager, the block
disappears
>
> I would appreciate any help!
>
> Thanks
>
> Steve Lyon
>
>
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