New to AutoCAD Mechanical 2015, but not to AutoCAD.When using an existing drawing from AutoCAD 2010, and adding a layer in Mechanical it says that the new layer is a Mechanical Layer. Does this mean that this Layer can only be visible in AutoCAD Mechanical, or is there away of converting it to a normal Layer.
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Thanks muchly............. thinks a training course is needed
There is more to AutoCAd Mechanical Layers than meets the eye. This link is a good starting point to understand what happens behind the scenes. http://help.autodesk.com/view/AMECH_PP/2015/ENU/?g
No disrespect but this...
"3. Don't "think" AutoCAD... don't use the layer manager... don't make up new layers. (AutoCAD Mechanical has layers already, and will use those)."
is a poor statemement to tell anyone. The program only uses "its" layer definitions on Mechanical content. A user can create many objects which aren't supplied in the content and may need to use different layer management than what is supplied with the OOTB version of Mechanical.
I have redefined and added numerous layers to meet my company's needs and drafting standards. I typically use Mechanical for many of the functions and features it supplies, such as AMSHIDE, BOM and Structured Views. Not so much for the content such as shafts and steel shapes.
Your discussion look relevent to my problem.
I am using AutoCAD Mechnical 2015 from AutoCAD Mechnical 2012 , my company uses a regular layer for dimenshioning
when i started using power dimenshioning , it attomatically asigning its own layer called AM_2 like wise
Please help me to over ride this layer(AM_2)to own defined layer, I appriciate if you thought me this in simple steps or few minutes of Teamviewer session
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